Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Sharpe not looking so Sharp

The Newark Star-Ledger reports on how this could be the actual reason why Newark Mayor Sharpe James is retiring:

Federal and state investigators launched separate criminal investigations yesterday into the use of city-issued credit cards by Sharpe James when he was mayor of Newark.

Grand jury subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney's Office and the state Attorney General's Office were delivered in the morning to City Hall and the Newark Police Department, demanding the former mayor's credit card records and related documents.

The subpoenas followed a story in The Sunday Star-Ledger detailing years of travel, meals and entertainment, including a trip to Rio de Janeiro his last week in office, that James charged to two city credit cards.