Jenicar Builders plead guilty to performing illegal work at Vas’s house

A corporation contracted by the City of Perth Amboy during the administration of former Mayor Joseph Vas pleaded guilty today to performing thousands of dollars worth of free masonry and paving work at the mayor’s house, according to Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor.  

Before Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci Jr. in Monmouth County, Jenicar Builders Contractors Co., Inc., pleaded guilty through its corporate president to a charge of third-degree conspiracy to commit official misconduct. 

According to the AG’s Office, the charge was contained in a May 21, 2009 indictment obtained by the Division of Criminal Justice, which also charged Vas and his longtime aide, Melvin Ramos.  The company pleaded guilty to an amended charge.

The company performed approximately $25,000 in work at the home of Mayor Vas, free of charge, between May and November 2002.

Jenicar will be required to pay a $45,000 fine, and its principals will be required to cooperate in the ongoing prosecution, accordng to the AGs Office.

Jenicar Builders plead guilty to performing illegal work at Vas’s house