BREAKING: City Hall e-mail interceptor gets five years’ probation

HOBOKEN — Patrick Ricciardi, who pleaded guilty in federal court last year to having intercepted mayors from (and to) the mayor’s office, received five years’ probation in court in Newark on Friday morning.
Ricciardi was sentenced on three counts, but will serve the sentences concurrently.
He will also have to make restitution in the amount of $13,475, and can not hold any more government jobs.
The appearance was interesting in that Mayor Dawn Zimmer (whose administration first tipped the FBI off to the purloined emails) and the judge both made remarks about Hoboken politics. Watch this spot for a more detailed news item later.
The FBI has said that Ricciardi gave the filched e-mails to two other town officials, but so far, neither has been arrested in connection with the crime.

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