TRENTON – Hamilton Mayor John Bencivengo will not take the stand in his criminal trial.
The mayor’s defense attorney, Jerome Ballarotto, called his last witness to the stand shortly before noon Thursday. Ballarotto indicated on Wednesday that Bencivengo, and possibly his estranged wife, could take the witness stand today during the mayor’s criminal case.
Judge Anne Thompson is expected to read to jurors the charges filed against the embattled mayor later this afternoon.
Jurors are then expected to return to court Monday to hear closing arguments before they go into deliberations.
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