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(HAMILTON) – Following today’s verdict in which Hamilton Township Mayor John Bencivengo was found guilty on five counts of extortion and money laundering charges, Senator Linda R. Greenstein (D-Middlesex, Mercer) released the following statement:
"Now that justice has been served for the people of Hamilton, John Bencivengo must resign his office for the good of the people.
"The unfortunate byproduct of this case is that it fosters and spreads mistrust and cynicism in government. The people of Hamilton must demand that their community’s future leaders put the residents’ needs above the leaders’ own personal interests.
"We are now at a juncture, where ethical and sound leadership is a necessity. John Bencivengo betrayed the public trust, and now it is up to Hamiltonians and their elected leaders to restore their hometown’s reputation.”
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"In many ways, Fulop has embraced McGreevey’s granular-level approach to retail politics, racing around the state to raise money for congressional candidates in South Jersey one night, showing up at a Morris County Democratic Party function the next. His administration has also awarded legal work to Weiner Lesniak, the Parsippany-based firm run by state Sen. Ray Lesniak, the Union County Democratic Party power broker." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
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