WNYC's Bob Hennelly is an award-winning investigative journalist. While at WNYC he has reported on a wide gamut of major public policy questions ranging from immigration and homeland security to power outages and utility mergers.
Former NJ Senator Sentenced to 2.5 years in Prison
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
New York, NY —
A former New Jersey state senator from Bergen County has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail, for his conviction on Federal corruption charges.
66-year-old Joseph Coniglio was found guilty in April for extorting more than $100,000 from the Hackensack University Medical Center. In exchange he steered state funds to the hospital. Federal prosecutors had asked the court to sentence Coniglio to the maximum six-and-a-half years.