Marlboro asserts damage done by bribed officials
A complaint filed by Marlboro Township in November asserts that the town was indeed damaged by the actions of four former public officials who accepted more than $300,000 in bribes from real estate developers between 1997 and 2004.
Marlboro claims that the corrupt activity by those officials resulted in increased development and a corresponding increase in the need for public services, such as roads and schools. As a result, the town would like to recoup damages of at least $300,000.
But one of those corrupt officials — former Mayor Matthew V. Scannapieco, who admitted accepting $245,000 in cash and awaits sentencing — contends that