Hoboken Mayor Resigns Over Scandal
Thursday, July 30, 2009
New York, NY –
Governor Corzine's office says Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano is resigning by tomorrow. Cammarano's one of 44 elected officials, rabbis and others who were arrested last week in an FBI probe of money laundering and bribery. He's accused of taking a $25,000 bribe from an undercover FBI witness who was posing as a developer.
A day after his arrest, Cammarano vowed to stay in office while fighting the charges. He was elected as Hoboken's youngest-ever mayor in June, and took office July 1st.
Governor Corzine, who lives in Hoboken, has been urging elected officials swept up in the FBI probe, to resign. Only Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell has done so.