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Ex-Hoboken mayor, running mates fined over contributions

November 25, 2018

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey election officials have fined a former Hoboken mayor and his running mates for not reporting more than $1 million in contributions during a 2009 campaign.

Citing court documents, NJ.com reported Sunday that the state’s Election Law Enforcement Commission issued $95,330 in fines overall against Peter Cammarano III, three members of his slate and their campaign treasurer. The panel said the campaign failed to timely report the donations.

Cammarano won the mayor’s seat that year and assumed the post in June 2009. But he was soon accused of accepting $25,000 in cash bribes as part of “Operation Bid Rig,” an undercover sting operated by federal officials, and was arrested after less than a month in office.

He pleaded guilty and served two years in prison.

A telephone number for Cammarano could not be located Sunday.

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