– Attorney General Anne Milgram and
Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni
announced that an Ocean County man pleaded
guilty today to attempting to bribe a Motor
Vehicle Commission clerk at the Medford
Motor Vehicle Agency to issue driver’s
licenses to unauthorized persons.
According to Director Gramiccioni, Kenan
Yilmaz, 36, of Plumstead, pleaded guilty
to second-degree bribery before Superior
Court Judge Thomas S. Smith Jr. in Burlington
County. The charge was contained in a state
grand jury indictment obtained by the Division
of Criminal Justice on April 29.
the plea agreement, the state will recommend
that Yilmaz be sentenced to five years in
state prison. The sentence will run concurrently
with a five-year sentence that Yilmaz faces
in connection with his Nov. 17 guilty plea
to charges of possession of cocaine and
OxyContin brought by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s
Smith scheduled Yilmaz’s sentencing
for Jan. 30 on the bribery charge.
investigation by the State Police and the
Motor Vehicle Commission determined that
between January and March 2008, Yilmaz repeatedly
approached a clerk at the Medford Motor
Vehicle Agency and attempted to bribe her
to issue driver’s licenses to customers
who did not have the necessary six points
of identification. Yilmaz offered the clerk
amounts ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 for
each driver’s license he attempted
to broker. In each instance, the clerk refused
to accept the money and refused to issue
case was investigated by Detective Sgt.
Mark Wilhelm of the State Police Auto Unit
Document Fraud Squad, working with Investigator
Steven Crane of the Motor Vehicle Commission.
Attorney General Christine Hoffman presented
the case to the state grand jury and took
today’s guilty plea for the Division
of Criminal Justice Major Crimes Bureau.