Don’t miss the Coniglio trial

In case you missed it, today’s must-read story is the coverage of former state Sen. Joseph Coniglio’s (D-Paramus) corruption trial.

Prosecution witness Robert Torre, who headed up the Hackensack University Medical Center’s (HUMC) fundraising arm, testified that he did not have any need to hire Coniglio as a $5,000-per-month consultant, but did so at the urging of HUMC President and CEO Robert Torree and governing board members Joseph Simunovich and Joseph Sanzari.

Torre also testified that Senate President Richard Codey (D-Roseland) called him to vouch for Coniglio.

The article quotes Torre saying that his testimony was in exchange for not being prosecuted as part of the probe. Don’t miss the Coniglio trial