Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Former Assemblyman Coutinho Pleads Guilty to Theft

One day after resigning, a former northern New Jersey assemblyman has pleaded guilty to theft and falsifying records.

Albert Coutinho (D)
Albert Coutinho (D) (Facebook)

Albert Coutinho admitted he cashed checks from his family’s foundation for his own benefit and never disclosed the income on state financial disclosure forms.

The Bernardino Coutinho Foundation was founded by his father in 1991 and played a leading role in Newark’s annual Portugal Day Festival.

The Star-Ledger of Newark reports the 44-year-old faces up 6 1/2 years in prison, however the state Attorney General’s Office is recommending probation.

Under terms of Thursday’s plea deal, Coutinho agrees never to hold public office and to reimburse the foundation $32,500.

Democrats have chosen Eliana Pintor Marin to serve the remainder of his term in the 29th district, which includes Newark and Belleville.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!