TRENTON - (AP) - A former New Jersey assemblyman snared inthe state's largest corruption sting has started serving hisfederal prison term.

The Asbury Park Press of Neptune reports that Daniel Van Peltarrived at Devens Federal Medical Center in Devens, Mass., onWednesday to begin serving his 41-month term.

Van Pelt was convicted in May of accepting a $10,000 bribe froman undercover FBI informant posing as a corrupt real estatedeveloper.

Prosecutors contended that Van Pelt had promised to use hispolitical position to help the developer get permits he needed.

Van Pelt testified that he intended to begin a consultingbusiness and said the $10,000 in cash that he received was aretainer.

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