Former state Sen. Wayne Bryant has been found guilty on every count of bribery and fraud that he was charged with.
The jury concluded that Bryant, a Democrat who used to represent Camden and Gloucester Counties, was given a low-show job at the University and Medicine and Dentistry in exchange for his political influence in obtaining grants for the school. That job, in turn, significantly boosted his pension.
Today’s verdict comes one day after U.S. Attorney Chris Christie announced that he planned to resign at the beginning of next month – possibly to launch a gubernatorial bid. The conviction puts another high profile feather in his corruption crusader cap.