Sentencing Underway for 3 of 4 Men Convicted in Bid-Rigging Scheme in Monroe County

Sentencing Underway for 3 of 4 Men Convicted in Bid-Rigging Scheme in Monroe County

Overview

By TWC News Staff

Sentencing is underway for three of the four men who were convicted in a bid rigging scheme in Monroe County.

Three of the four defendants in the local development corporations bid rigging scheme will be sentenced. The four men admit to being part of a conspiracy that illegally directed massive county contracts to companies created largely to handle LDC work.

Businessman Daniel Lynch is expected to receive a sentence of 2 1/3 to 7 years for his guilty plea to grand larceny and two antitrust crimes.

Former county information manager Nelson Rivera was sentenced Friday to five years probation and agreed to pay a $61,000 fine. Accountant John Maggio will also be sentenced Friday. They took plea deals that call for no prison time.

A fourth defendant, Robert Wiesner, pleaded guilty in January and was was sentenced to three years of conditional discharge.

Wiesner, the husband of former Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, admitted to a single felony count of bid-rigging.

Judge Dennis Kehoe made the camera ruling. He says defendant John Maggio objected, but the judge decided the public’s interest in the outcome outweighs Maggio’s objection.

Monroe County is seeking $12.2 million in restitution from LDC defendants.

Time Warner Cable News has a crew at the courthouse and will bring you the more on the sentencing a little later.