Another former executive of a politically connected engineering firm is headed to prison for his role in a $1 million scheme to get around New Jersey’s pay-to-play laws.
Thomas Rospos received a three-year sentence on Friday.
But a lawyer for the 64-year-old Belmar man said he’s hopeful his client will be released soon and placed in an intensive supervision program.
Rospos had pleaded guilty in February to tampering with public records. He was executive vice president of Monmouth County-based Birdsall Services Group, which received millions of dollars in public contracts.
Investigators found the company disguised illegal corporate political contributions as personal contributions from firm employees. The firm would have been disqualified from public contracts if made contributions to campaigns and political organizations in its own name.
Former company CEO Howard Birdsall received a four-year sentence in April.
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