Al Steele to be sentenced on Monday

Former Assemblyman Al Steele, who pleaded guilty last year to taking $15,500 in bribes, will be sentenced on Monday.

Judge Anne E. Thompson is scheduled to sentence Steele at 10a.m. at the Clarkson S. Fisher Federal Courthouse in Trenton.

Steele, a reverend who was also the Passaic County undersheriff, was arrested on September 6, 2007 with 10 other public officials in a sting dubbed “operation bid rig.” He pleaded guilty to taking bribes to steer public contracts to an insurance company that turned out to be an undercover shell company set up by the FBI.

Steele faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Al Steele to be sentenced on Monday