The Sotomayor-Salema connection

By way of the National Review, an item on U.S. Supreme Court Justice-designate Sonia Sotomayor from The Soprano State: New Jersey's Culture of Corruption, written by Bob Ingle and Sandy McClure:

"[Former Chief of Staff to New Jersey Governor James Florio Joseph C.] Salema could have spent up to 10 years behind bars for steering government bond business to First Fidelity in exchange for payments in a scheme that netted him hundreds of thousands of dollars," the Trentonian reported. U.S. District Judge Sonia Sotomayor instead sentenced him to six months in a halfway house and six months of home detention, fined him $10,000 and gave him 1400 hours of community service."

"A $10,000 fine to someone who pleads guilty to a federal charge of sharing in more than $200,000 in kickbacks. Boy, that will teach him!"

The Sotomayor-Salema connection