Improper Municipal Planning, Zoning Procedures
The SCI canceled scheduled public hearings after a one-day session
because litigation prevented three key witnesses from testifying about
land development in Madison Township in Middlesex County. Although the
courts subsequently ruled the witnesses must testify, the Middlesex
Prosecutor in the meantime had requested the SCI to postpone its
hearings and submit its investigative data for prosecutorial use. In
early 1974 the Middlesex Grand Jury indicted three former Madison
Township officials for extortion, bribery, misconduct in office and
perjury in connection with housing development kickback schemes. In
February 1975, a former Township councilman was found guilty of
extortion and misconduct in office.
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