Ex-McGreevey fundraiser sentenced to prison Amit Patel at 1:46 PM ET
[JURIST] David D'Amiano, a Democratic fund-raiser and acquaintance of former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey [Wikipedia profile], was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for his part in soliciting $40,000 in cash and political contributions in return for his help in a land deal. McGreevey was not charged in the case but this was one of the scandals surrounding the governor prior to his resignation. D'Amiano had pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud in September. The original indictment [text] had also accused him of extortion and bribery. McGreevey acknowledged that he was "state official 1" referred to in the indictment but denied using code words as a way to assure the landowner of his involvement. AP has more.
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