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Mixed Verdict In Former Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell’s Corruption Trial

Dennis Elwell (credit: Mel Evans/AP)

Dennis Elwell (credit: Mel Evans/AP)

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A jury has returned a mixed verdict in the case of a northern New Jersey mayor caught up in the state’s largest public corruption case.

Former Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell was found guilty Wednesday of accepting a $10,000 cash bribe from a man he thought was a developer. The jury found him not guilty on two extortion-related counts.

The federal jury reached its verdict Wednesday after deliberating for less than a full day.

Elwell’s lawyers plan to appeal.

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