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Operation Bid Rig III Update: Leona Beldini Found Guilty February 11, 2010

Posted by jefhenninger in News.

The jury found former Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini guilty on two of  the six counts.  Those two counts are for accepting bribes from a federal informant posing as a corrupt developer. She was acquitted of extortion conspiracy, two counts of attempted extortion and a third bribery count.

It’ll be very interesting to see what happens now.  Brian Neary is a great attorney and the jury was out for less than two days.  Brian had Dwek on the stand for several days and he stood up to  some punishing cross examination.  He’ll be a much better witness moving forward.  Unless the other lawyers have a different tactic, they are going to have a tough time with another jury.  I would be surprised if there is another OBR3 trial.

Story is here.


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