A vendor has admitted to paying bribes to a New Jersey Transit employee to obtain landscaping contracts, according to federal prosecutors.
Raymond Rapuano, of New Providence, New Jersey, pleaded guilty Wednesday to bribery. The 47-year-old now faces up to 10 years in prison when he's sentenced March 18.
Prior to March 2012, Rapuano paid $3,500 in bribes to a NJ Transit employee so the firm he worked for could get landscaping contracts, according to prosecutors.
Around April 2012, prosecutors say Rapuano agreed to give NJ Transit employees 13 percent of the value of any work the agency awarded to the firm. They say he paid a NJ Transit employee $2,000 for $22,000 worth of work awarded to the firm.