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  Ex-Newark Mayor Sharpe James sentenced to 27 months
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DescriptionSharpe James, the five-term Newark mayor and a towering figure in New Jersey politics, was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for failing to disclose his romantic relationship with a girlfriend he helped get lucrative city land.

"This is a sad day," U.S. District Judge William Martini said, announcing the decision after a four-hour hearing in a packed Newark courtroom. Martini also ordered James to pay $100,000 fine and report to prison Sept. 15. "A sad day for the citizens of Newark who are disappointed in the conduct of the mayor."

James, 72, stood stoically as Martini imposed the sentence. Earlier, James broke his yearlong silence on the case, asking the judge for leniency and apologizing to his family and the city for any mistakes he has made.
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