Former Newark Mayor Sharpe James was convicted on all counts of a 5-count federal corruption indictment today, and co-defendant Tamika Riley was also found guilty on all 13 charges against her.
James, 72, was the Mayor from 1986 to 2006, and served in the State Senate from 1999 to 2008.
James will remain free on bail until sentencing, and could face several years in prison.
A federal jury found that James rigged the sale of city-owned land to Riley, his former girlfriend. Riley was able to quickly resell the land at a huge profit.
James was indicted last summer on 33 counts.