Among the conspirators, “sandwich” was code for bribes or kickbacks, prosecutors said.
“Our justice system exists to protect the most vulnerable among us – to speak for them when they cannot, and to fight for them when they have been victimized in unconscionable ways.”
“New York’s sky-high construction costs are driven not only by market demand, but by pay-to-play industry corruption that makes it impossible for honest companies to compete.”
“These defendants accumulated weapons of war in ‘Iron Pipeline’ states and dumped them on to the streets of Manhattan for profit, putting the safety of countless New Yorkers up for sale.”
“Off-duty Detective Brian O’Donnell embodied this principle when he courageously jumped into action, tackling a man wielding a meat cleaver among scores of midtown pedestrians. Thanks to his bravery and our prosecutors’ hard work, Mr. Joudeh will now serve a prison sentence commensurate with this intolerable violence.”