Either Gary Czajkowski is a generous man unfairly targeted in a large-scale public corruption take down, or he’s a businessman who unlawfully plied public employees with gifts in order to build his multi-million dollar construction empire.
This is the central question for jurors now deliberating the marquee case in the widespread investigation of officials in 2011 called “Operation Dirty Water.” Czajkowski, president of Chaz Equipment, faces multiple counts of unlawful compensation or award for official behavior a the chief defendant in a public corruption sweep that netter more than a dozen city and municipal employees.
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