Peter Cammarano, Hoboken Mayor, Resigns After NJ Corruption Bust
Peter Cammarano III, the Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, resigned today after being arrested in a corruption sting that rocked New Jersey last week.
Cammarano, 32, was elected on July 1 as Hoboken's youngest mayor, and was charged on July 24 with accepting $25,000 in cash bribes from an undercover witness.
While the former mayor, who gave up his power at noon on Friday, claims he is innocent. He told media that while he wanted to stay on as mayor the publicity of the case was 'an impediment to the functioning of our government'.
Cammarano, 32, submitted his letter of resignation, effective at noon, to the city clerk. He was charged July 24 with accepting $25,000 in cash bribes from an undercover cooperating witness.
"It is in the best interests of the city of Hoboken and all concerned," Mr. Cammarano wrote, that he step down.