Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Probe Launched into Former Newark Mayor's Spending Habits

Major news organizations stated today that federal and state investigators launched separate criminal investigations into the city-issued credit cards by Sharpe James when he was the mayor of Newark, N.J.

Grand jury subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney's office and the state Attorney General's office were delivered to City Hall and the Newark Police Department. These subpoenas demanded the former Newark mayor's credit card records and related documents after reports surfaced that he racked up tens of thousands of dollars at taxpayers expense.

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