Prosecutor: Sharpe James should be in jail

Prosecutors want to send former Newark mayor Sharpe James back to prison to serve more time for orchestrating land deals with a mistress.

Attorneys for 74-year-old Sharpe James argued in a U.S. appeals court to overturn his conviction.

James is in a halfway house finishing up a 27-month sentence after leaving prison this month. A jury convicted him of helping his mistress, Tamika Riley, get the redevelopment deals.

Prosecutors say a federal judge ignored more than $430,000 in profits when calculating James' sentence. They had originally sought a 20-year term.

AP wires contributed to this report.

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