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Bergen County lawyer pleads guilty in contract fraud September 29, 2009

Posted by tsclaw2209 in News.

Dennis Oury, a former Bergen County Democratic Party lawyer and adviser to several municipalities has pleaded guilty to corruption charges two days before his scheduled trial date. He pled to a mail fraud conspiracy charge and to failing to file a 2006 tax return.

He was indicted in September with former Bergen County Democratic leader Joseph Ferriero, who also faces conspiracy and mail fraud charges.  Federal prosecutors allege that the two men used their political influence to get government contracts for their jointly owned consulting firm without disclosing that they stood to benefit from the deals.   Ferriero’s trial is still going forward on Thursday but of course, that may change as a result of today’s plea.

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