Smith to resign

The Jersey Journal reports today that Assemblyman L. Harvey Smith (D-Jersey City), who was arrested last month and accused of taking $15,000 in bribes, will resign.

Smith, a freshman, is the former city council president and acting mayor of Jersey City. He ran for mayor in the May municipal election, coming in third out of five candidates.

Smith is charged with taking the bribe to help an FBI informant win approvals from the Department of Environmental Protection for a residential project. Smith to resign