TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Newark city official has pleaded guilty in a scheme involving demolition contracts.

Anthony Clark was a manager in the city’s Neighborhood Services Department. He pleaded guilty to attempted extortion during an appearance Thursday in U.S. District Court in Trenton.

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Clark admitted taking $10,000 in cash in 2006 from a contractor who was also a government informant. In exchange, Clark promised to use his position to get the contractor work with the city.

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The same informant taped meetings with former Newark Deputy Mayor Ron Salahuddin, who was indicted last February and pleaded not guilty to extortion and bribery.

A judge set Clark’s sentencing for March 18. The maximum penalty for attempted extortion is 20 years in prison.

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