The Jersey Journal is reporting that a jury has found former Assemblyman L. Harvey Smith not guilty on six federal counts of bribery and corruption.
When the verdict was announced, Smith cried and turned around and hugged his wife Gail, who was also in tears, according to the Journal.
Smith was accused of accepting $15,000 in bribes from government informant Solomon Dwek, but Smith was only running for mayor at the time and had no elected office to wield power from. His legal team tried to have all charges dropped on that basis, but were unsuccessful.
Smith follows Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez as the only two people exonerated of the 44 arrests made in the sting last year.