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2 North Bergen public works supervisors convicted of official misconduct

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TRENTON, New Jersey — Jurors have convicted two suspended public works supervisors in North Bergen of official misconduct and using employees for personal chores and political campaigns.

Tuesday's verdicts against 48-year-old Troy Bunero and 49-year-old Francis Longo followed a seven-week trial.

The each face at least 5 years in prison when they are sentenced in September.

State prosecutors said they submitted fraudulent paperwork allowing employees to be paid overtime for working on campaigns. Authorities say the men also assigned workers to renovate Bunero's home and paint Longo's truck.

Authorities say they did personal favors and chores for then-Superintendent James Wiley.

Wiley pleaded guilty earlier in 2012 to directing public works employees to work on election campaigns and projects around his house while on the clock.

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