Friday, August 01, 2008
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida
Claim To Fame: 5-time mayor of Newark, New Jersey
Why He's the Corrupt Democrat of the Week: for being sentenced to 27 months in prison this past Tuesday after having been convicted of five counts of fraud by a federal jury back in April. The jury found that James abused a program to revitalize Newark's South Ward, selling city-owned property to his former mistress for approximately $46,000, which she then flipped for a profit of over $600,000. Indeed, James, who ruled Newark for decades, is now the symbol of a city long plagued by Democratic corruption.