Lakewood Housing Inspector Jeff Williamson Pleads Guilty In Corruption Case

jeff_arrestFormer Lakewood housing inspector Jeffrey Williamson pleaded guilty this afternoon to accepting $17,500 in bribes during a sweeping FBI investigation which culminated in 44 arrests last year. The two-time state Assembly candidate was arrested July 23 for accepting the bribe in return for leniency on his property inspections for a real estate developer who was actually a cooperating witness facing bank fraud charges. He also pleaded guilty to not reporting the bribe to the IRS as income. Williamson faces a maximum of 20 years in prison on the bribery charges and 3 years behind bars on the tax charges.

Sentencing is set for May 3. He remains free on bail. His bail was set in July at $50,000, and his travel was restricted to New Jersey and New York.

Williamson was suspended without pay immediately after his arrest. APP

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26 COMMENTS

  1. As a reward for taking care of certain developers interests he will be made Director of Lakewood inspections @ $150,000 yr. Ghee how many others have their hands out at the inspection dept. TIME will tell.

  2. Lets hope he dosn’t open his mouth againt some other people.

    What a sad statement. How about this: Let’s hope there are no other criminals for him to open his mouth about.

  3. He is our brother we have all sined, he is the son of G-d & was squited on by a son of the devil. Pidyon Shevuyim my freinds. This is sad, sad what he did, sad he felt a need to do it, sad he got snitched on sad he will be punished.
    If he gets more than Dweck it is a misscarraige of the justice system, & your freind Christie is the culprit.

  4. JEFF IS A VERY NICE GUY . HE LEARNS EVERY MORNING DAVENS EVERY MORNING .HE HAS CHAVRUSAS . HE HELPED A LOT OF PEOPLE !! HE HAS A HEART OF GOLD!!!!!!

  5. Jeff was just conducting business as usual In this town. He may have done something illegal, but when you see everyone else getting rich off of the backs of others it is very hard to refuse a little extra income for something as benign as being lenient on inspections of rental properties. We all hope he gets the minimum penalty, and recovers from this as soon as possible.

  6. From what I heard he is at the very bottom of the food chain in the inspection department as far as power goes. I’m pretty sure that he was a sacrificial lamb for so others could face. So one has to check the work he does and sign off on it just like anyother job. With that said there are bigger fish to fry in town.

  7. its not surprising this town is so corrupt its not funny he looks like the guy who not only inspected the house i live in and mind you passed it when it was not up to code and also came to do inspection so taxes could be lowered as he said which sounded funny to me somethings not right with this picture

  8. Nu ? Rabboisei ! Abisel Rachmunis ! they arrested a imshuldiger guy and er geit zitzen ! mamash sedom . you could shoot & kill 10 ppl. in the street and you won’t get half the years as getting abisel geshmirt abisele gelt

  9. Jeff actually caused me a lot of txoros. I guess I didn’t know the way to do it. But I still feel bad for hil. Hopefuly they won’t be to hard on him. And

  10. You’ve got to be kidding. A crook is a crook reguardless if they take a penny or a dollar. This clown even had the nerve to run for office. Obviously he saw greener fields with the rest of the crooked politians. He fits right in. How much did he take and not admit to. As you reap is what u sow. He has cast a shadow on all the honest hardworking employees of the Inspection Department. For all you who feel sorry for him, go ahead and give him a job. Hope he doesn’t “do lunch” with any of your suppliers, vendor or customers. As for Dwek – there is no honor amongst thieves, never was, never will be. Play with the devil u will get burned.

  11. Amazing how you people think! Just because a person does lots of good deeds (txoros, LEARNS, DAVENS does CHAVRUSAS…), does not justify his/her misdeeds! Just because there other felons and worse offenders, does not make this one any less guilty.

  12. #22 your right – Good man don’t take bribes and turn their backs on the just. He pretended to be a good man. That’s how con men work the gain your trust then use decete to rob you.

  13. Sad is the day when evil is called good. He pled guilty. He admitted he did wrong, now he needs to serve his time. And if there are others that did wrong he should “open his mouth” This town needs to be cleaned up and the inspection department is a good enough place to start. Can you sleep at night without worrring about your “good deeds” being unveiled. Maybe it’s time you changed your act, and always remember, theres always a witness to your deeds and that witness is the one that counts

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