Rose Brothers Sentenced In Bribery Case

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TRENTON – Sentencing proceedings are continuing in the bribery scandal that derailed Linden’s Neighborhood Redevelopment Program.

Last Thursday, Anthony Rose was sentenced to six month’s home confinement as part of a three-year probation term for paying bribes to his brother in exchange for approximately $1.3 million in contracts, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr., announced.

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Rose, 48, of Linden, received the lenient sentence because his cooperation with authorities was key to the investigation of the scandal.

Frank Rose, 53, was sentenced earlier last week to 60 months in federal prison for accepting more than $180,000 in bribes in exchange for giving favorable treatment to certain contractors. The elder Rose was a former field representative for Linden’s Neighborhood Redevelopment Program, which was intended to help seniors and low-income residents make improvements to their homes.

On Feb. 14, 2008, both of the Rose brothers pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson.

Anthony Rose admitted that in exchange for the corrupt payments he paid to his brother, Frank awarded Anthony’s two construction and maintenance businesses based in Clark and Toms River with approximately 37 contracts totaling approximately $1,329,370. As part of his plea agreement, Anthony Rose agreed to forfeit $62,468, an amount representing illicit profits he collected during the course of the scheme.

Frank Rose pleaded guilty to accepting corrupt payments and other benefits and filing false tax returns that failed to report as income the corrupt cash payments he received from the contractors.


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