Hackett to plead guilty

Orange mayor/former Assemblyman Mims Hackett’s lawyer just told a judge in Newark Federal Court that his client will plead guilty to Attempting to Extort Under Color of Official Right.

That’s the first in a two-part indictment unsealed against Hackett in September, when he was arrested with 11 other public officials who spanned the state. The second count isAcceptance and Agreement to Accept Money to Influence and Reward

Hackett to plead guilty