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Once-prominent N.J. attorney has law license suspended

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By Sara Jerde | NJ Advance Media for
on November 28, 2016 at 2:21 PM, updated November 28, 2016 at 5:47 PM

TRENTON — A prominent Bergen County lawyer recently had his law license suspended for admitting that he secretly helped his business profit while serving as a borough attorney.

The state’s Disciplinary Review Board agreed to have Dennis Oury’s three-year suspension retroactive to when he was first temporarily suspended in November 2009.

Joseph Ferriero, left, walks in 2008 with his attorney Joseph Hayden, center and fellow co-defendant Dennis Oury. (Photo by Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media for

Oury, along with former Bergen County Democratic Organization leader Joseph A. Ferriero, created a companycalled Governmental Grants Consulting and marketed it to North Jersey towns, including the town Oury served as a lawyer for, without disclosing their ties to the company.