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Wiesner Pleads Guilty, Avoids Jail Time in Bid-Rigging Case

By Staff

 

weisner2Former Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks’ husband and former Monroe County Water Authority security director Robert Wiesner pleaded guilty Jan. 26 to the charge of rigging the bidding process for a $212 million public contract with the county.

Wiesner, 69, admitted to the charge of Combination in Restraint of Trade and Competition as part of a plea deal with prosecutors to avoid jail time in the case.

Wiesner had been accused of providing inside information regarding the bid, which other companies did not have, to his co-defendants in the case from the firm Navitech.

The deal has come just weeks following Brooks’ departure from county office, and, as part of Wiesner’s plea deal, instead of jail time, he will receive a fine of $5,000 and three years unconditional discharge, for the Class E felony and violation of state anti-trust laws.

Wiesner has also agreed to forfeit $3,000 for a discounted alarm system installed in his home by a company that was involved in the project.