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  Newark ex-mayor Sharpe James is convicted of fraud
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Last EditedEx-New Jerseyan  Apr 16, 2008 10:43am
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News DateWednesday, April 16, 2008 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA federal jury today convicted former Newark Mayor Sharpe James of fraud for conspiring to rig the sale of nine city lots to his mistress, who quickly resold them for hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit.

Ending a five-week trial, the jury returned its verdict in a courtroom just a block from the City Hall office that James occupied for two decades. Less than an hour into its sixth day of deliberations, the jury found James guilty on all 13 counts in the indictment.
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