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Joseph Hayden Quoted in NJ.COM article in Regards to Passaic Mayor Alex Blanco Defense

Joseph Hayden Quoted in NJ.COM article in Regards to Passaic Mayor Alex Blanco Defense

18 November 2016
Attorneys

NEWARK — Passaic Mayor Alex Blanco pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal bribery charge, admitting he received $110,000 in payments from developers in exchange for directing federal housing funds to their projects.

Blanco, podiatrist and father of four, had been mayor since 2008 and earned $72,000 yearly. He resigned Thursday and faces up to a decade in prison.

The City Council planned an emergency meeting for 7 p.m. Thursday to appoint an acting mayor. MORE