Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano is charged in N.J. corruption sweep!

Star-Ledger, Jersey Journal and Wire Reports

NEWARK – Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano, seen by many as a rising star in New Jersey politics, spent Wednesday night celebrating his birthday and working as a bartender at the St. Ann’s Feast in Hoboken.

This morning – his 23rd day as mayor of the Hudson County city – he was in handcuffs

Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano III, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, taken into custody by FBI in corruption probe

Cammarano, 32, a Democrat, is charged along with associate Michael Schaffer, a commissioner on the North Hudson Utilities Authority, with taking three payments of $5,000 each to push through building plans for a high-rise development in Hoboken that was being proposed by a man who turned out to be a cooperating witness for the government.

In total, Cammarano is accused of taking $25,000 in bribes.

Read this and all related stories of this major bust at The Jersey Journal.


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