Cop gets 3 years in jail for exchanging lesser crimes for sex acts


By Chris Franklin||

A Monroe Township police officer who pleaded guilty to receiving sex in exchange for helping two women receive lesser charges was sentenced in a Gloucester County courtroom Friday.

Robert E. Marzi, a 30-year-old former Monroe Township officer, was sentenced to two concurrent three-year sentences in prison. He is not allowed to have any contact with the two women.

He stood quietly as Superior Court Judge Robert P. Becker Jr. was reading the terms of the plea agreement to the courtroom that Marzi made with the state. Marzi also declined to speak before Judge Baker’s sentencing.

Marzi pleaded guilty to two counts of official misconduct in October after he was indicted. The first incident occurred on January 2016 when Marzi offered to help a woman with her charges if she performed a sexual favor. Later in the year, he offered to help a different woman with her moving violations if she performed a similar act. On both occasions, Marzi was on duty.

He later found contact information about the second woman, contacted her and implored not to talk about the arrangement. Marzi was eventually indicted in June and ultimately suspended without pay.

Marzi will be eligible for parole in two years. He will not be able to work for a public office ever again.


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.