Mayor on Patrick Ricciardi sentence: “An insult to the people of Hoboken and to our system of Justice”
Mayor Dawn Zimmer issues statement to federal court indicating a widespread conspiracy and reveals Patrick Ricciardi also looted the email of the late fiscal state monitor Judy Tripodi.
The mayor urged a sentence sending a message to deter against corruption and “the fierce resistance of the Hoboken factions that have benefitted from and facilitated this corruption at the expense of the people of Hoboken.”
The massive systematic hacking was connected to ongoing union negotiations and revelations on the NJ Hoboken.com forum where the City was urged to accept the deal according to the mayor’s letter.
Here is the full letter from Mayor Zimmer to the federal court:
Judge Esther Salas reportedly called Ricciardi’s crimes “reprehensible” while decoupling the corruption not implied in the mayor’s statement to past mayors when she said, “Justice is not met by holding Ricciardi accountable for the corruption of past administrations.”
Talking Ed Note: Of course not judge. What the People of Hoboken wanted was Ricciardi to be sentenced for his more than a year plus of daily felonies undermining all the City’s operations and an active union negotiation.
The judge perhaps can read the mayor’s letter again. Her dismissive comment is altogether insulting and does nothing to curtail and/or deter future corruption. In Hoboken, there’s always Old Guard – Hoboken Soprano style corruption schemes, see Vision Money/Money as one big example.