Coniglio to be resentenced today

Former state Sen. Joe Coniglio is due back in court today to be resentenced on his conviction for extortion. Sign

Former state Sen. Joe Coniglio is due back in court today to be resentenced on his conviction for extortion.

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Earlier this month a federal appeals court threw out all but on conviction against the 68-year-old Coniglio, who was found guilty in 1999 of steering state money to Hackensack Medical Center in exchange for a consulting job with the hospital.

Coniglio’s convictions for theft of honest services were thrown out after a Supreme Court case last year more clearly defined the law.

Coniglio was accused of steering more than $1 million to the medical center in exchange for a $5,000 per month consulting deal.

The former senator was originally sentenced to several 30-month terms that were to be served concurrently.  He has been serving his time in a federal work camp.

Coniglio to be resentenced today