Breaking: Suarez not guilty on all counts

Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez has been found not guilty on all counts against him.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office charged Suarez last year as part of a corruption sting that netted 46 people, including tax preparer Vincent Tabbachino.

Suarez was accused of taking a $10,000 bribe from government informant Solomon Dwek in exchange for fast-tracking a Dwek project.

This past summer, Suarez survived a recall election to hold onto his mayor’s seat.

The jury found Tabbachino guilty of one count each of attempted extortion and bribery for offering and agreeing to give a corrupt payment to Suarez, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said.  Breaking: Suarez not guilty on all counts