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Ex-Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano Released From Prison

Peter Cammarano (credit: Photo/Steve Sandberg)

Peter Cammarano (credit: Photo/Steve Sandberg)

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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A former mayor of Hoboken who was arrested after just three weeks in office has been released to a halfway house after serving 24 months in prison on corruption charges.

Peter Cammarano was released Wednesday from the Lewisburg Federal Prison Camp in Pennsylvania. A jail official told The Journal of Jersey City that Cammarano arrived in New York later that day.

The 34-year-old was the youngest mayor in Hoboken’s history when he was elected in 2009. He resigned shortly after his arrest on corruption charges.

Cammarano was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison under a plea agreement. He admitted taking $25,000 from government informant Solomon Dwek, who posed as a crooked developer.

Cammarano was arrested in what became New Jersey’s largest corruption bust.

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