A Brooklyn jury Thursday convicted disgraced former Justice Gerald P. Garson, 74, of bribery in the third degree and two counts of receiving rewards for official misconduct. On the lesser charges, the jury determined that Garson had accepted a box of cigars from an attorney to whom he had provided ex parte advice on a case and $1,000 for having referred two clients to the same attorney. Garson faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
Jury Finds Former N.Y. Justice Guilty on Bribery Count
New York Law Journal
April 20, 2007