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Ex-NJ Mayor Gets 5 Years For Private Use Of City Workers

Law360, Jersey City (November 14, 2017, 3:52 PM EST) -- Jose “Joey” Torres, the former mayor of Paterson, New Jersey, received a five-year prison sentence Tuesday in a state corruption case accusing him of having city employees work on private property owned by his relatives while on the city’s dime, the state attorney general’s office announced.

Judge Sheila A. Venable determined that Torres and his three co-conspirators — Joseph Mania, Imad Mowaswes and Timothy Hanlon — are liable for $10,000 in restitution to Paterson, which encompasses overtime payments to the city employees who worked on a...
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