Lakewood Housing Inspector Gets 37 Months in Prison


williamsonA Lakewood, NJ,  Township inspector was sentenced to prison today for his role in a bribery scheme aimed at helping a developer circumvent property inspections.

Jeffrey Williamson, a 10-year veteran of the inspections department, was sentenced to 37 months in prison and three years of probation for accepting about $17,500 in bribes from an FBI informant posing as a corrupt developer.

Williamson, 58, apologized to the court for his actions, which he called “illegal, immoral and repulsive acts,” and requested to be sentenced to house arrest.

“I stand before you as a broken man,” he told federal Judge Garrett E. Brown Jr. in Trenton.

The sentencings in federal court this afternoon were the latest outcomes in a string of corruption cases following an FBI sting in July.


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  1. this is what happens from Corruption. CORRUPTION BRINGS A PERSON TO DESTRUCTION. are we all going to learn from this case or do we need more of this corruption to happen? a person is only fooling himself when he thinks he’s making more money on a job because he overcharged a customer on something, BUT THE TRUTH is that every person makes the same amount as Hashem says on rosh hashana, the only difference is the gift of free will Hashem gave all of us. AKA a person can make $50,000 honestly or make $65,000 dishonestly & have $15,000 of damage to his house or car etc… BOTTOM LINE: Lets learn our lesson from this case & stop corruption now Don’t bring destruction upon yourself CHAS V’SHALOM

  2. BTW although he was not frum, he told me about eight years ago that he is never Mechalel Shabbos Befarhesia. A sad story indeed.