Ex-Passaic mayor awaits sentencing for corruption

15 08 2008

TRENTON, N.J. – Former Passaic Mayor Samuel Rivera is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Trenton Friday.

Rivera resigned last year after he pleaded guilty to attempted extortion. He faces up to two years behind bars.

Rivera admitted he accepted $5,000 in cash to influence government contracts.

The former mayor was snared in an investigation that began in 2006 amid evidence of corruption in the Pleasantville school district near Atlantic City. The FBI established an undercover insurance company that employed two cooperating witnesses and undercover agents. News Source  Newsday/pcjn

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2 responses

17 08 2008
Anonymous

he got 21 months

19 08 2008
Bonnie

I think more people on involved with the corruption other than Sammy Rivera. Besides, how did the FBI figure to start investigating Sammy, I think someone close to him stabbed him behind his back.

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