JERSEY CITY -- Former Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini, 75, received a three-year federal prison sentence Monday for accepting $20,000 in illegal campaign contributions. She had accepted them last spring from an FBI informant posing as a real estate developer, part of a large sting of political corruption.
More than 45 people have been arrested in the sting, 19 of whom have pleaded guilty or been convicted. Beldini was one of the few who tried to fight the case, but was convicted by a jury.
She has been ordered to pay a fine and report to jail by Aug. 2, according to the Associated Press.