Grand Jury Backs N.J. Pol’s Claim of Bogus Arrest

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) -

A grand jury believes a New Jersey politician’s claim that his drunken-driving arrest was bogus, a set-up by a police officer who made up evidence.

Grand jurors in Gloucester County handed up a 14-count indictment Wednesday accusing Washington Township Police Officer Joseph DiBuonaventura of a list of crimes related to the July 2012 arrest of Assemblyman Paul Moriarty.

DiBuonaventura, who was suspended, could receive decades in prison if convicted on all counts.

Moriarty, a Democrat who once served as mayor of Washington Township, says the indictment validates him.