NEWARK, N.J. — A northern New Jersey tax preparer, Vincent Tabbachino, has been sentenced on Friday (24 February 2012) to 41 months in federal prison on charges stemming from 2009’s large-scale corruption sting. He pleaded guilty last April to a complaint charging him with laundering $100,000 for a government informant posing as a corrupt developer. He was also convicted of attempted extortion and bribery charges in October 2010.
The ailing 70-year-old Tabbachino will have to serve one year of supervised release once he’s freed from prison under the sentence. He had previously agreed to forfeit nearly $32,000. He is a former police officer who once served on the Guttenberg town council.