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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

ESR News BlogA Judge has found a former Sparta Township, New Jersey Mayor and Human Services cop guilty of using a government computer to run illegal background checks, according a news report from The Trentonian.

The Trentonian reports Mercer County Superior Court Judge Andrew Smithson found Brain Brady guilty of using the computer run background checks on minor league baseball players and a home health aide.

Judge Smithson said Brady “misled underlings” to get them to use a Human Services computer perform background checks on baseball players and a home health aide for his mother, The Trentonian reports.

The Trentonian – based in Trenton, NJ – also reports that while Brady faces five years in prison for the “official misconduct conviction” the judge also told the prosecutor “he might decide that no jail time is necessary.”

The complete news report is available at:

Beware of Illegal Background Checks

Employers need policies that prohibit employees from running illegal background checks through the “unauthorized browsing” of personal data of consumers without “a bona fide business necessity.”

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a nationwide provider of background checks accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners® (NAPBS) – has a strong “anti-browsing” policy.

For more information about legal background checks from Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), please visit, call Toll Free 888.999.4474, or email [email protected].

Related ESR News Blog: Ex-School Official Fined for Running Unauthorized Background Checks


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