Hoboken Mayor: I'm Innocent
Friday, July 24, 2009
New York, NY –
Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano says he'll stay in office while he fights a charge of taking a $25,000 bribe. The mayor was among 44 public officials, rabbis and others arrested in an FBI sweep across New Jersey and Brooklyn yesterday. Cammarano made a brief statement before reporters this afternoon, but took no questions.
CAMMARANO: I want to state categorically that the charges that have been leveled against me in fed court are completely baseless and I deny any wrongdoing in connection with the allegations that are contained in that complaint.
The mayors of Secaucus and Ridgefield and two state assemblymen also face corruption charges. The 10-year federal money laundering probe also led to the resignation of the state's Community Affairs Commissioner, Joe Doria, but he's not been charged.