A 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.