Ex-NJ Mayor Gets 6.5 Years In Corruption Case

Law360, New York (April 14, 2011, 3:36 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge sentenced former Perth Amboy, N.J., mayor Joseph Vas on Tuesday to 6 1/2 years in prison and ordered him to pay $163,200 on public corruption and fraud convictions related to misuse of federal housing funds.

Judge Susan D. Wigenton in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey also sentenced Vas aide Melvin Ramos to three years and one month in prison for his role in an election fraud and in the scheme that netted Vas $290,000 when he...
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