Coniglio to surrender this afternoon

Former State Sen. Joe Coniglio will surrender to the FBI to face corruption charges at the Federal Courthouse in Newark later today, according to Coniglio spokesman Keith Furlong.

It is not yet known exactly what time Coniglio will turn himself in.

After his court apperance, Coniglio’s defense attorney, Gerald Krovatin, plans to issue a statement.

The specific charges against Coniglio have not yet been released, but they are said to relate to his lobbying for $1.6 million in state funding for the Hackensack University Medical Center, where he was employed as a $5,000-a-month plumbing consultant.

The Star-Ledger and Bergen Record also report that Coniglio is expected to be indicted today.

Coniglio to surrender this afternoon