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Former Morris County Freeholder John Cesaro

Cesaro, charged with bribery, won’t be Rockaway prosecutor

Peter King will keep post

By David Wildstein, December 20 2019 12:32 pm

John Cesaro, charged by the state attorney general for taking a bribe, will not become the new Rockaway Township municipal prosecutor next month, the New Jersey Globe has learned.

Mayor Michael Puzio has instead decided to reappoint Peter King, who has held the post for the last few years.

Puzio had initially offered the job to Cesaro, a surprising move since King was an experienced prosecutor.

King is the counsel to the Morris County Republican Committee.

Puzio did not immediately respond to a 12:21 PM message left on his cell phone.

Cesaro is a former Parsippany councilman and Morris County freeholder.  He had been seeking a political comeback as a candidate in a January 2021 special election convention for the freeholder seat Heather Darling will vacate to become Morris County surrogate.

It is not immediately clear whether Cesaro will continue his bid despite the allegations against him.

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