Former Brick Township mayor pleads guilty to corruption charges

Another longtime elected official from Brick Township is heading to prison on corruption charges.

Former Brick Township Mayor Joseph Scarpelli pleaded guilty in federal court Monday for taking at least $5,000 in cash bribes from a developer. Investigators believe Scarpelli helped the developer get business in Brick Township. Scarpelli served as mayor from 1994 until he resigned in December following a lengthy federal investigation.

Scarpelli faces between 24 to 30 months behind bars when he is sentenced May 29. He is free on $50,000 bail until his sentencing and his travel is limited to within New Jersey, except for visits to his Florida home.

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