The owner of a prominent Buffalo towing company will spend one year in jail for his role in a pay-to-play scheme.
James Mazzariello, owner of James Mazz Auto, admitted he conspired to pay bribes to Buffalo Police officers. In return, Mazzariello received a competitive advantage in responding to accident scenes.
His son, Adam Mazzariello, was also charged in the case and agreed to a plea agreement that will see him serve a six-month prison term.
Defense lawyers have questioned why no Buffalo Police officers were ever charged for accepting the bribes.