Carney’s Point mayor guilty of corruption

The Salem Sunbeam reports that former Carneys Point Mayor John “Mack” Lake was found guilty today of corruption.

In a non-jury trial, Salem County Superior Court Judge William Forester found Lake guilty of two counts of bribery and one count of official misconduct.

Lake, a Republican, tried to bribe Anthony Rullo, his Democratic opponent in last year’s mayoral race, with an offer of two township jobs worth $20,000.

Lake faces five to ten years in and could be fined as much as $150,000.

Carney’s Point mayor guilty of corruption