Ex-NJ Official Cleared in Corruption Probe
Joseph Doria, the former state Assembly speaker and longtime mayor of Bayonne, has been cleared of all charges against him.
Longtime New Jersey politician Joseph Doria was cleared of all charges against him.
Two years after being forced from office during a sweeping statewide corruption investigation, a longtime New Jersey official has been cleared in the matter.
Doria, a former state Assembly speaker and longtime mayor of Bayonne
, led the state's Community Affairs Department under Gov. Jon Corzine
. But he resigned that post in July 2009 at Corzine's request, shortly after FBI agents
seized documents from Doria's home and office.
Neither Doria nor the U.S. Attorney's office would comment on the newspaper's report.
But the Star-Ledger said it obtained a letter that prosecutors had sent last month to Doria's attorney, John Azzarello of Chatham, notifying him that the investigation had been closed.
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