A former New Jersey deputy mayor’s attempts to stay out of prison have ended. In a ruling released on Thursday, a federal judge has ordered Leona Beldini to report to prison in April to begin serving a three-year sentence. Beldini was Jersey City’s deputy mayor in 2009 when she was arrested in New Jersey’s largest-ever corruption sting. She was convicted in 2010 of accepting a bribe from an FBI informant in exchange for the promise of future real estate commissions.
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