Former Hoboken Mayor Loses Law License

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Supreme CourtThe fallout from Operation Bid Rig continues, Save Jerseyans, 12 years after the investigation began. 

Earlier today, the New Jersey Supreme Court disbarred former Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano, preventing him from engaging in the practice law in the State of New Jersey.

“The public’s confidence in honest government and the democratic system cannot be sustained when bribery is the basis for official decisionmaking,” wrote Justice Albin for the Court. “An attorney and office holder who accepts bribes violates both the oath he took as an attorney and the one he took on assuming his public position, and such conduct is wholly incompatible with the high standards expected of members of the bar.”

Click here to read the full opinion.

In case you’ve forgotten: Cammarano, a Democrat, came into office with high hopes in 2009 at the tender age of 32 but was arrested just 22 days later for accepting $25,000 in bribes from an undercover witness. He ultimately resigned, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy and was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison.