Ex-Newark Official Gets 1 Year For Extortion Scheme

Law360, New York (February 11, 2013, 5:27 PM EST) -- A former Newark, N.J., deputy mayor was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in prison for his role in an extortion conspiracy that funneled demolition work for the city and Prudential Center to a company in which he had a financial stake.

Ronald Salahuddin, 61, also must pay a $5,000 fine and is subject to two years supervised release after his October 2011 conviction on one count of conspiracy to extort under the color of official right for steering the demolition contracts to a...
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