Feds zap East Orange construction official on bribery charge

A longtime construction official in the property maintenance department of the city of East Orange was arrested this morning in East Orange by special agents of the FBI for allegedly taking a bribe from an East Orange property owner in exchange for his assistance in city government matters, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced.  

Kim Davis, 45, of New York and formerly of Newark, is charged by Indictment with one count of conspiring to commit extortion under color of official right; one count of extortion under color of official right – for accepting a $5,000 corrupt cash payment in exchange for official action; and one count of corrupt solicitation or acceptance of a bribe. 

Davis is expected to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor in Newark federal court.    

Feds zap East Orange construction official on bribery charge