Ex-NJ Mayor Looks To Overturn Corruption Conviction

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT) -- A former Hamilton Township, N.J., mayor convicted of taking bribes to help steer a school district's award of a health insurance brokerage contract has asked the Third Circuit to reverse his conviction, claiming prosecutors failed to identify an official power that he abused.

In November, a jury found John Bencivengo guilty of charges including obstruction of commerce by extortion under color of official right, traveling to facilitate bribery and money laundering. He was sentenced to 38 months in prison. But Bencivengo said in an appellate brief filed...
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Case Information

Case Title

USA v. John Bencivengo

Case Number



Appellate - 3rd Circuit

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

March 26, 2013

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