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Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede has been charged with releasing the expunged criminal record of her Republican primary opponent, according to a Trentonian report.
Yaede allegedly provided documents of the 2001 arrest of Republican Dave Henderson to a blog that had been supportive of her campaign. The intention release of expunged records is a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey.
Henderson had received the organization line for the June GOP primary, which Yaede won by 1,580 votes, 66%-34%.
The deadline to withdraw from the race is September 12, although New Jersey judges frequently extend that date.
Yaede is locked in a general election battle against Democrat Jeff Martin, the Council President.
The charges were brought by the Mercer County Prosecutor, the Trentonian reported.
Yaede did not immediately respond to a 5:40 PM message left at her campaign office.