The defense attorney for Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano in a telephone conversation this afternoon with PolitickerNJ.com would not confirm that his client intends to resign tomorrow.
But he did say Cammaranois finding it hard to govern a week after the U.S. Attorney’s Office charged him with taking cash bribes and is “seriously weighing” resigning.
“He’ll make a final decision tomorrow and any press conference would, of course, depend on that decision,” said veteran criminal lawyer Joe Hayden.
Last Friday, Cammarano vowed to stay in office.
The next day, protesters showed up at his house, and on Monday evening, they descended on City Hall.
“He is presumed innocent and reserves his legal right to stay in office,” Hayden said of the mayor, “but he is concerned about the impact of the media on his ability to perform his duties. The issue is his ability to govern.
“He will, of course, continue to fight toprove his innocence.”
Hayden confirmed that Cammarano is also concerned about the impact of protesters on his wife and their baby daughter.