Ridgefield Mayor Faces Recall Vote
Suarez has refused to step down
Ridgefield, N.J., Mayor Anthony R. Suarez, center, is walked Thursday, July 23, 2009, in Newark, N.J., to a waiting bus outside FBI offices after being arrested. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Updated at 10:46 AM EST on Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010
Voters in one northern New Jersey town are poised to decide whether to let a mayor arrested in last year's massive corruption sting keep his job.
Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez faces a recall vote Tomorrow. He was among 44 people arrested in a federal undercover operation last summer.
Suarez faces bribery and extortion charges for allegedly accepting $10,000 from an informant posing as a crooked developer.
Two other mayors arrested in the sting, Peter Cammarano of Hoboken and Dennis Elwell of Secaucus, stepped down after their arrests.
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Published at 10:45 AM EST on Aug 17, 2010
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