Trinity High School’s football team’s coach pleads guilty

Trinity High’s football coach pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to one count of conspiracy to commit a federal crime and two counts of conspiracy under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Christopher K. Kossen, 57, of New Brunswick pleaded guilty to one conspiracy count, three counts of foreign bribery and one count each of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act and the Foreign Influence Act.

Federal prosecutors allege Kossens involvement in the scheme is that he knowingly provided financial assistance to a foreign government or its government officials.

Prosecutors said Kosseny was also a part of the conspiracy to engage in a scheme to conceal payments to an organization that was owned by a member of the United States Senate.

Kosseny faces up to 20 years in prison.