N.J. State Commission of Investigation
Corrupt State Purchasing Practices
After a June 1970 public hearing (reported in the Commission's 1970 Annual Report), a state buyer who was receiving payoffs from vendors was
dismissed. SCI records were turned over to the Attorney General's
office, which obtained an indictment charging the buyer with misconduct
in office. He pleaded guilty, was fined and placed on probation.
Additionally, officials of the State Division of Purchase and Property,
who assisted in the investigation, revised purchasing and bidding
procedures to deter rigging of bids, renewal of contracts without bids,
and acceptance of unsatisfactory performance and supplies.
28 West State St. 10th Floor
P.O. Box 045
Trenton, NJ 08625-0045
Tel (609) 292-6767 Fax (609) 633-7366