According to a report on NJ.com, former Essex County Senator and Newark Mayor Sharpe James could get 20 years in a federal prison if U.S. Attorney Chris Christie gets his way.
James was criticized for his extravagances several years ago by former Monmouth County Assemblyman Steve Corodemus, who remarked about the former "mayor for life's" penchant for driving his Rolls Royce to Trenton during legislative sessions. But no one could have imagined the extent of the former Newark mayor's corruption problems until a federal verdict recently.
Whether or not James is going to spend the next two decades behind bars will be up to fate, and the Hon. William Martini, who has been so present during the recent "Operation Bid Rig" trials. For more information, go to NJ.com by clicking on the headline and see the story.