Ex-Parking Authority Official Admits Role in Theft

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -

A former New Brunswick Parking Authority official admitted taking bribes to look the other way as his co-workers stole $100,000 in parking fees paid by motorists.

Lawrence Sorbino pleaded guilty to official misconduct on Wednesday, the day his trial was about to start. He faces up to five years in state prison when he’s sentenced Sept. 30. He admitted taking bribes from Emil Hanna and Emad Naguib to overlook their alleged theft.

The two were convicted earlier this year but a state judge dismissed the convictions. The prosecutor’s office is appealing the judge’s ruling.