Ex-NJ Mayor Gets 30 Months For Bribery

Law360, New York (April 12, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT) -- Former Secaucus, N.J., Mayor Dennis Elwell was hit with a 30-month sentence in New Jersey federal court on Thursday for pocketing a $10,000 bribe in exchange for putting his weight behind purported real estate projects in the town.

Elwell, 66, was arrested in 2009 as part of a massive statewide political corruption sting and charged for allegedly taking the bribe from a man he thought was a developer looking for help with zoning changes and political support for his projects. A jury convicted Elwell on one...
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