Rick Mariano was officially indicted
this afternoon, as had been expected, on a range of charges from bribery and money-laundering to tax violations.
The major charges included accusations that Mariano took bribes to help one businessman win a large tax break and that he helped another businessman buy a plot of land from the city for $100,000 when its true market value was $400,000.
He is expected to surrender to the FBI tomorrow. The article includes a sampling of specific allegations, including many that had been discussed over the last few months.