Oink! Oink! Alfred Steele

“Former Assemblyman Alfred Steele pleaded guilty to attempted extortion yesterday, barely a month after he and 10 other public officials were snared in an FBI sting that spanned the state. Steele, a 53-year-old Baptist preacher from Paterson, admitted taking $15,500 earlier this year. He became the first person charged in the statewide scandal to plead guilty. The Democrat acknowledged using his clout as a six-term Assemblyman to help an insurance brokerage firm land contracts in exchange for the bribes and a cut of the revenue. The firm turned out to be a front for the FBI.” (The Record, 10/22/07)

Oink! Oink! Alfred Steele