Man guilty in bribery, kickback scheme with school employee


WHITE PLAINS – A Yonkers man who paid a Chappaqua Central School District employee over $5,000 in bribes and kickbacks has been found guilty following a two-week jury trial.

Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah said Ricardo Jimenez, 57, was found guilty on Thursday, August 26 of bribery and rewarding official misconduct, both as felonies. He faces a sentence from a conditional discharge to a maximum of five to 15 years in state prison.

Jimenez paid a school district maintenance employee over $5,000 to ensure district-related maintenance projects were awarded to a company Jimenez owned, RJ Summit Services, Inc., and approve each invoice Jimenez sent to the school district.

When the district paid RJ Summit Services, Jimenez kicked back portions of the payment to the district employee in cash and checks made out from another company.

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