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Ex-mayor of Newark, N.J., due at prison

PETERSBURG, Va., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Sharpe James, the former mayor of Newark, N.J., Monday headed for a Virginia prison to begin a 27-month prison sentence, an attorney says.

Ex-mayor of Newark, N.J., gets 27 months

NEWARK, N.J., July 29 (UPI) -- Sharpe James, the former mayor of Newark, N.J., was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison for helping his girlfriend buy city property.

Former Newark mayor convicted of fraud

NEWARK, N.J., April 16 (UPI) -- A federal jury in New Jersey has convicted former Newark Mayor Sharpe James of fraud for conspiring to rig the sale of nine city lots to his mistress.

No verdict yet for former Newark mayor

NEWARK, N.J., April 10 (UPI) -- Jurors in the federal corruption trial of former Newark, N.J., Mayor Sharpe James spent a full day in deliberations Thursday without reaching a verdict.
Closings set in Newark mayor's trial

Closings set in Newark mayor's trial

NEWARK, N.J., April 7 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors had a complex case to recount to the jury Monday in closing arguments in the corruption trial of Newark Mayor Sharpe James.

Ex-mayor's attorney says charges unproved

NEWARK, N.J., March 31 (UPI) -- Attorneys for former Newark, N.J., Mayor Sharpe James and co-defendant Tamika Riley say charges against them should be dropped for lack of evidence.

Woman claims tryst with New Jersey mayor

NEWARK, N.J., March 3 (UPI) -- A woman on trial with former Newark Mayor Sharpe James had an affair with James but did not profit from any city land deals, her attorney said.

Jury selection begins in ex-mayor's trial

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of the former mayor of Newark, N.J., on charges of helping a woman friend buy city land at discount prices.

Judge orders two trials for ex-mayor

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the former mayor of Newark, N.J., should be tried separately for land fraud and allegedly living it up with city funds.

Former Newark mayor pleads innocent

NEWARK, N.J., July 23 (UPI) -- Former Newark, N.J., Mayor Sharpe James pleaded innocent to federal corruption charges.

Ex-mayor of Newark, N.J., indicted

NEWARK, N.J., July 12 (UPI) -- The former mayor of New Jersey's largest city was charged with allegedly getting rich off city land sales and charging taxpayers for trips with female friends.
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