Ex-Jersey City Councilman gets a year and a day in jail

Former Jersey City Councilman Philip Kenny was sentenced to 366 days in prison after admitting that he took a $5,000 bribe from a cooperating witness, believed to be Solomon Dwek.  Kenny resigned shortly after his arrest last July.   Kenny said he took corrupt payments to influence his votes as a City Councilman, and said he accepted two $2,500 checks written on behalf of straw donors to his campaign. 

Ex-Jersey City Councilman gets a year and a day in jail