That question evoked a wide-range of answers from people who took a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind phone survey as well as people who called into the WCBS 880 talkback line.
James ran Newark for more than 20 years and was also a state senator before he was convicted in 2008 and sent to prison on charges of abusing his office by steering city-owned land to his one-time mistress.
Former Perth Amboy mayor and state assemblyman Joseph Vas was sentenced to more than six years in prison after being convicted last fall of mail fraud, election finance violations and lying to authorities.
Congress is poised to pass legislation giving employees in the most sensitive government jobs a way to report corruption, waste and mismanagement without turning to outside organizations like WikiLeaks.
The former city council president said after he was sworn in last June that he would only serve out the remainder of former mayor Eddie Perez’s term.
Federal prosecutors plan to pursue new fraud charges against former New York Senate leader Joseph Bruno despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of some other convictions for “honest services” fraud.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — They’re accused of laundering millions of dollars through international networks that reach back to Israel, yet several of the defendants in New Jersey’s largest corruption sting have been allowed to travel […]
City leaders, police, city workers and community activists lined up to shake hands with Sharpe James on Thursday.
Governor Chris Christie is a hero, but few others are in a documentary about New Jersey that hits theaters tonight.
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch says his fellow Democrats should dump one of their leaders, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Hiram Monserrate, the disgraced Queens politician who was expelled from the state Senate after an assault conviction, is accused of funding his 2006 campaign with charity money.
Former NY state comptroller Hevesi has pleaded guilty to a felony corruption charge for taking gifts while running the state’s multibillion dollar pension fund.
The state of New Jersey is getting ever more involved with the day-to-day operation of the nation’s second-largest gambling market.
Defense attorneys contended neither defendant agreed to do anything illegal and that no bribes were accepted.
Jurors in the federal corruption trial of Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez and an associate were treated Tuesday to videotapes secretly made by a government informant.