Former Passaic Mayor Blanco Gets Two Plus Years Behind Bars

The former mayor of the City of Passaic today received 27 months in prison for taking $110,000 in corrupt payments from developers doing business in the city, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Alex D. Blanco, 45, of Passaic, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini to an information charging him with one count of soliciting and accepting corrupt payments in connection with City of Passaic business. Judge Martini imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

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