LOCAL MEN FACE PRISON FOR PRISON SCAM

call-in-the-authoritiesA Red Bank man appears headed into the state prison system he admitted scamming out of $153,000, the New Jersey Attorney General‘s office announced yesterday.

Mark Stermer, 43, pleaded guilty Tuesday before state Superior Court Judge Ira E. Kreizman in Freehold to making false representations in connection with state contracts awarded by another man identified as a Red Banker, former state Department of Corrections administrator Gerald T. Kennedy.

Kennedy, also of Red Bank,  pleaded guilty last month to orchestrating a wide-ranging bid rigging and kickback scheme that steered some $630,000 in state business to friends.

Stermer, 43, and his company, SteelGrey  LLC, each pleaded guilty to a second-degree charge of making false representations for government contracts.

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