Ex-Perth Amboy mayor starts state prison sentence

TRENTON - Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joe Vas is back in New Jersey to begin serving a state prison sentence stemming from corruption charges. The former mayor and assemblyman just finished serving a 61/2-year federal prison sentence in Connecticut for a 2010...

Ex-Perth Amboy mayor starts state prison sentence

TRENTON - Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joe Vas is back in New Jersey to begin serving a state prison sentence stemming from corruption charges. The former mayor and assemblyman just finished serving a 61/2-year federal prison sentence in Connecticut for a 2010...

28 February 2017 Tuesday 21:06
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Ex-Perth Amboy mayor starts state prison sentence

TRENTON - Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joe Vas is back in New Jersey to begin serving a state prison sentence stemming from corruption charges.

The former mayor and assemblyman just finished serving a 61/2-year federal prison sentence in Connecticut for a 2010 conviction of mail fraud, misapplying government funds and making false statements to the FBI. Prosecutors say Vas used state affordable-housing money to help entice the buyer of an apartment building that he owned in 2006.

Joseph Vas (File photo)  

The state charges are tied to money-laundering to support his 2006 congressional campaign.

The 62-year-old is scheduled to be released in June.

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