Donald Olesky, 54, of Sayreville, pleaded guilty to 2 counts of using, and causing to be used, the mail in aid of an unlawful activity, specifically commercial bribery under
law. Olesky entered his guilty
plea before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in New Jersey federal court on Nov. 16. Trenton
According to documents filed in this case and statements in court: Olesky served as the director of facility maintenance at Maher Terminals at
. From 2000 through February 2007, Olesky
solicited and accepted in excess of $50,000 in kickbacks from a demolition
contractor in exchange for Olesky’s assistance in steering and awarding
demolition contracts at Maher Terminals’ facility. Port
In January and February 2007, Olesky accepted a $22,000 kickback from the demolition contractor for a contract that Olesky steered to that
Tell everyone to get New Jersey News from WWW.NJTODAY.NET contractor in June 2006. From 2000 through Jan. 7, 2011, Olesky solicited and accepted in excess of $50,000 in kickbacks from a general contractor in exchange for Olesky’s assistance in steering and awarding construction contracts at Maher Terminals’ facility. From November 2010 through January 2011, Olesky accepted $13,500 in kickbacks from the general contractor related to a construction contract that Olesky steered to that contractor in July 2009.
The 2 counts to which Olesky pleaded guilty each carry a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and fine of $250,000 or twice the gross amount of any gain that Olesky derived from the offenses. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 11, 2012.
Fishman credited special agents of the FBI’s Trenton Field Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward, for the investigation leading to the guilty plea.
Source: NJ Today. 17 November 2011http://njtoday.net/2011/11/17/port-executive-admits-to-commercial-bribery-charges/