Ex-Mayor Gets Mixed Verdict In NJ Corruption Sting

Law360, New York (July 6, 2011, 9:01 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal jury on Wednesday found former Secaucus mayor Dennis Elwell guilty of bribery for accepting a $10,000 payoff from a government informant he thought was a real estate developer, but acquitted him on two counts of extortion.

Elwell was arrested in 2009 as part of a 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 various building projects.

The jury returned the verdict...
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