Clifford Minor, a former Essex County, N.J., prosecutor and Newark chief judge, has been indicted on charges of accepting a $3,500 bribe for arranging a false confession in a gun possession case, federal officials said Thursday. Minor, who runs a criminal defense practice in Newark, was part of a plan to have one man serve as the "fall guy" for another, officials said. Minor and two accomplices have pleaded not guilty to criminal charges. If convicted, Minor could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Former Prosecutor Charged With Aiding False Confession
New Jersey Law Journal
September 27, 2010