Dirty Jersey: Former Asbury Park Dep. Mayor Gets 41 Months

By Jonathan Dienst
|  Monday, Apr 12, 2010  |  Updated 3:30 PM EDT
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Dirty Jersey: Former Asbury Park Dep. Mayor Gets 41 Months

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Police say a Trenton, N.J., teen sold her 7-year-old sister to as many as seven men and boys at a party.

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The former deputy mayor of Asbury Park, NJ was sentenced today to more than three years in federal prison for taking bribes. 

John J. Hamilton took $2,000 in cash -- as well as a free driveway repaving job -- from an FBI cooperator who Hamilton thought was in the construction business, investigators said.

Hamilton also lied to the FBI and tampered with witnesses as part of his corruption conspiracy. He was part of 11 corrupt officials from Monmouth County rounded up by investigators back in 2005, which was first reported by NBCNewYork's Jonathan Dienst and Brian Thompson.

Hamilton, 60, pleaded guilty back in 2008 and was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Jose Linares in Newark.

This case preceded the feds massive roundup of public officials, rabbis and community leaders on corruption counts last July.  That story too was first reported by NBCNewYork.com.

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