Judge rules ex-Newark mayor violated NJ campaign laws

An Essex County Superior Court judge has ruled that former Newark Mayor and state Sen. Sharpe James violated state campaign finance laws when he took

EDISON - An Essex County Superior Court judge has ruled that former Newark Mayor and state Sen. Sharpe James violated state campaign finance laws when he took money from a campaign account to pay for criminal defense costs.

The judge ordered James to reimburse $94,004 to the campaign fund and pay a $30,000 fine.

The suit alleged that James spent the money in connection with an investigation led by the U.S. Attorney's Office and the New Jersey Attorney General's office. James was indicted, and subsequently convicted in federal court on April 16, 2008.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized 1 Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized chaos'
Workers help build a deck for Boonton resident 2 Nonprofit group builds deck for disabled veteran
Connor Mills is today's Scholar Athlete. 3 Scholar Athlete - Connor Mills
Deshyamma Dalton holds her daughter Ka'naih. The baby 4 State troopers help deliver baby at Port Norris HQ
VIDEO: Preview of PNC Art Center's summer shows 5 VIDEO: Preview of PNC Art Center's summer shows

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE