Sharpe James
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"Sharpe James" is a Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic politician from New Jersey, who served as New Jersey Senate/State Senator for the New Jersey Legislative Districts, 2001 redistricting#District 29/29th Legislative District and was 35th List of mayors of Newark, New Jersey/Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. James was the second African American Mayor of Newark, New Jersey/Newark and served five four-year terms before declining to run for re-election. From June 1999 until July 2006, James simultaneously served as Mayor of Newark and New Jersey Legislative Districts, 2001 redistricting#District 29/New Jersey State Senator. He declined to run for re-election to the State Senate in 2007; his term as Senator expired in January 2008. Prior to politics, James worked as a teacher, athletic director and professor at Essex County College.

On April 16, 2008, James was convicted of five counts of fraud by a federal jury and was subsequently sentenced to 27 months in prison.

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