Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Honest services law and Anthony Biondi

The law was changed last year, around the time Biondi was released from prison. What does this mean for former Norristown borough manager, Anthony Biondi? We don't know just yet.
Two people in Philly who were convicted under the same law as Biondi recently had their convictions overturned.
One gentleman was convicted of handing off an envelope with $20,000 inside to a developer. A short time later the assessment on the developers property was  dramatically lowered. Both men were convicted under the honest services law, but it was never proven that the envelope was a bribe.
Biondi was convicted of steering $100,000 in work to a construction company that contracted out his dump truck, and for not reporting $15,000 in income from operating the dump truck.