A New Jersey woman has admitted her role in a conspiracy to promote a voter bribery scheme in her town.
Federal prosecutors say Lizaida Camis now faces up to five years in prison when she’s sentenced Feb. 21.
The 55-year-old Hoboken woman pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to use the mail to promote the scheme during the 2013 municipal election in Hoboken.
Prosecutors say Camis and others promised voters $50 for casting mail-in ballots in that election. They say the conspirators directed these people to vote for a City Council candidate’s slate and for a referendum intended to weaken the city’s rent-control laws.
Bank records indicated that voters who interacted with the conspirators received $50 checks from entities associated with campaign that employed Camis.
2 more cases of measles in Lakewood: New Jersey health officials have confirmed two more cases of measles in a central New Jersey community, with another seven people also suspected of having the virus.
The latest confirmed cases bring the total to six.
Officials say the infected people may have exposed others to the disease while they were at sites in Lakewood between Oct. 25-31. The state health department considers this an outbreak of measles in the community.
Town elects fifth mayor since August: A New Jersey township has elected a new mayor — the fifth person to hold the office since the longtime mayor died this summer.
In August, longtime Rockaway Township mayor Michael Dachisen died from a heart attack and Council President Jeremy Jedynak became acting mayor for 30 days. The North Jersey Record reports the council then named Paul Minenna interim mayor in a controversial decision that prompted a lawsuit.
A judge’s ruling in the lawsuit led to the appointment of a new interim mayor, Adam Salberg.
New Mayor Michael Puzio ran unopposed and was elected Tuesday. He says residents were energized by recent political drama and are ready for a change.
Jedynak said Wednesday he hopes to work with Puzio and find common ground.
— Associated Press