Former New Jersey State Sen. Wayne Bryant, who is serving a four-year sentence for a corruption conviction, has been back in court on allegations that he was bribed by a North Carolina developer. Mr. Bryant received an $8,000/per month (total of $192,000) “retainer” from Cherokee Investment Partners. No work was done by Mr. Bryant for the funds. The government has asserted the payment was simply a bribe in exchange for Mr. Bryant’s support of projects being pursued in New Jersey. Mr. Bryan has argued that he was “on call” for Cherokee.
-Josh J.T. Byrne, Esquire (H.T.- B.C.B.)