Bribery in official matters, N.J.S.A. 2C:27-2
On June 26, 2018, a Grand Jury indicted a Corrections Officer (C.O.) with second, third, and fourth degree crimes. Accordingly, counts for second degree crimes allege conspiracy, official misconduct, bribery in official matters, and acceptance or receipt of unlawful benefit by a public servant for official behavior. Additionally, one count alleges third-degree possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute. Furthermore, the grand jury charged the C.O. with one count of fourth-degree distribution of marijuana, per the website of the New Jersey Attorney General.
Indeed, the State has alleged the C.O. conspired to smuggle contraband marijuana, tobacco, and oxycodone to inmates in exchange for money. Read More