Man Charged Over $10K AC Property Bribe - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Man Charged Over $10K AC Property Bribe

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    A New Jersey man has been charged with trying to bribe an official with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority in an effort to get a higher price for his Atlantic City property.

    The state attorney general's office says 69-year-old Anthony J. Christaldi of Cape May Court House was indicted Thursday on bribery charges. It's not immediately known if he has a lawyer.

    Prosecutors say an official who handles real estate purchases for the CRDA reported Christaldi allegedly paying her a $10,000 bribe.

    Prosecutors say Christaldi contacted the CRDA in January about his desire to sell an Atlantic City property to the agency for its redevelopment program. 

    When his proposed $157,500 purchase price was rejected, prosecutors say Christaldi allegedly offered the bribe in exchange for a better price and expedited paperwork.