Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Hamilton Mayor John Bencivengo Resigns

The mayor of New Jersey’s largest suburb has stepped down, one day after he was convicted of extortion and money laundering.

Mayor John Bencivengo
Mayor John Bencivengo (Hamilton Township)

Hamilton Township Mayor John Bencivengo’s resignation took effect at noon Wednesday.

Bencivengo said he leaves the post with a “heavy heart,” but believes stepping down from the $108,000-a-year job was the best thing to do.

A federal jury deliberated for about four and a half hours before finding Bencivengo guilty Tuesday on those counts as well as attempted extortion and two bribery-related counts.

The mayor was accused of accepting $12,400 in bribes from a health insurance broker. She testified she made payments to Bencivengo in exchange for his influence in ensuring she maintained her contract with the school district.

Bencivengo’s attorney claimed the payments were loans.

 

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.