Smithtown Highway Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Misconduct

The elected Superintendent of Highways for the Town of Smithtown resigned Friday upon admitting he falsifying paperwork for a paving project he ordered that had violated New York State regulations.

Glenn Jorgensen pleaded guilty to offering a false instrument for filing and official misconduct at Suffolk County court.

Prosecutors have said the 63-year-old St. James man allegedly ordered road construction reports be altered to conceal his approval of paving of at least eight Smithtown streets in freezing temperatures in November 2014, then directed a highway foreman to alter the records to misrepresent the weather conditions during the repaving work.

Judge Mark Cohen is expected to sentence Jorgensen on Dec. 11 to four months jail with an alternative, in lieu of jail, of 570 hours of community service and three years of probation.