Police said Sharpe James was approached from behind by Alhafeez Williams Thursday, put in a choke hold and robbed of a 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.
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.
City leaders, police, city workers and community activists lined up to shake hands with Sharpe James on Thursday.
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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 […]