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Alhafeez Williams is accused of robbing former Newark Mayor Sharpe James. (credit: Newark Police)

Suspect Arrested In Mugging Of Former Newark Mayor

Police said Sharpe James was approached from behind by Alhafeez Williams Thursday, put in a choke hold and robbed of a gold chain.

04/12/2013

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Former Newark Mayor Put in Choke Hold, Robbed Of Gold Chain

Police said Sharpe James was approached from behind by an assailant who put him in a choke hold and grabbed a gold chain from around his neck before fleeing.

04/11/2013

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Ex-Newark Mayor Sharpe James Faces Lawsuit Over Campaign Funds

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.

05/27/2011

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Convicted Former Newark Mayor Returns To City Hall

City leaders, police, city workers and community activists lined up to shake hands with Sharpe James on Thursday.

11/05/2010

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New Documentary On NJ Corruption Hits Theatres

Governor Chris Christie is a hero, but few others are in a documentary about New Jersey that hits theaters tonight.

10/22/2010

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Court Reverses Sharpe James’ Conviction

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court Thursday reversed one of former Newark Mayor Sharpe James’ corruption convictions in a ruling that likely will have more significance for other cases on appeal because James […]

CBS New York–09/16/2010