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Mob-tied construction exec admits corruption charge

Posted 1/12/24

The mob-connected president of a New Jersey-based non-union firm pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony corruption charge in connection with a bid-rigging and bribery scheme that landed the company drywall and carpentry work on million-dollar housing projects in the city. 

Lawrence Wecker, 83, admitted in New York State Supreme Court to a single count of enterprise corruption and to another of attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said. He is expected to be sentenced to between two and six years in state prison April 30.  

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