Oink! Oink! James Pressley

“Pleasantville Board of Education member James Pressley, 22, allegedly accepted corrupt cash payments of $3,600, $3,600, $7,500 and $17,500 between May 2006 and October 2006 to steer school district insurance brokerage business and roofing business to the cooperating witnesses. In May 2006, Pressley was recording bragging about how his ‘big plan’ to have three particular board members leave a board meeting, leaving only supporting votes, on a resolution authorizing a company of one of the cooperating witnesses to provide brokerage services to the district. “I had three members leave the meeting,” he said. ‘It was a strategy (and) it took me a week to do…. They left the board meeting, and we had the votes to do it.'” (U.S. Attorney, 09/06/07)

Oink! Oink! James Pressley