Former Contractor Sentenced In Corruption Case

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The former chairman of an electrical contracting company was sentenced to three months in prison for bribing a corrupt union official.

Santo Petrocelli Sr., a Clark resident, was sentenced on Nov. 30 by a federal judge in Manhattan. The former chairman and principal owner of Petrocelli Electric pleaded guilty to conspiracy and bribery charges in August.


According to authorities, Petrocelli paid bribes to Brian McLaughlin, a former New York state assemblyman and head of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He’s currently serving a 10-year prison sentence.

Petrocelli’s firm was once New York City’s biggest street light contractor.

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