Lynch ’12

In addition to being incarcerated until April 2010, former Senate President John Lynch must pay a $50,000 fine and cannot hold public office for at least two years after his release from prison. The ban on Lynch’s return to public service before the spring of 2012 is not entirely off the wall: voters in Linden returned John Gregorio to office in 1990, eight years after his criminal conviction (and just months after his gubernatorial pardon), and voters in Union City re-elected William Vincent Musto as Mayor on the day he was sentenced to prison following his own criminal conviction.

Lynch ’12