Zimmer on Ricciardi sentencing: ‘This was not a political prank or victimless crime’

HOBOKEN — Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s office released on Friday her letter to Judge Esther Salas about the sentencing of former Hoboken IT director Patrick Ricciardi, who pleaded guilty last year to intercepting certain city emails (see related story below).
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In her letter, Zimmer asks Salas to take the matter seriously particularly with Hoboken’s history of corruption.
Zimmer says that the matter affected union negotiations. She also says she incorrectly blamed the city’s attorney for the leaks in the beginning, which created “mistrust.” “This was not a political prank or victimless crime,” Zimmer writes.
Due to early summer deadlines, this weekend’s print edition of the Hoboken Reporter is presently going to press and will include a brief item on the sentencing inside the newspaper. Watch this space later for more detailed accounts, or keep an eye out for subsequent editions of the paper.

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