BRIBERY SENTENCING —
A Queens man is facing four years in jail for bribing Con Ed supervisors die thousands of dollars and tax evasion charges, said Richard Donoghue, the U.S. attorney for New York’s eastern district.
Since 2000, Rodolfo Quiambao, 73, of Little Neck, had been paying bribes and kickbacks to supervisors at Con Ed in exchange for receiving lucrative contracts and other benefits, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Court filings show that Quiambao had regularly given cash and checks to Con Ed supervisors. In addition, he engaged in tax evasion by concealing and deducting the bribe payments he paid to the supervisors as business deductions on the tax returns for his Long Island City-based company, Rudell & Associates, Inc.
Quiambao pleaded guilty in March 2016 and agreed to forfeit $1 million in criminal proceeds. He will also have to pay a $125,000 fine and more than $4.5 million in restitution to the IRS. Quiambao is the third Con Edison contractor that has been convicted since 2008.