- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Convicted former Middlesex County Sheriff Joseph Spicuzzo is not getting out of prison early.

The state Parole Board has denied his request for parole.

The Home News Tribune (https://mycj.co/1GvcWPW ) reports Spicuzzo, who turns 70 this month, will have to wait at least another year before he can try again.

Spicuzzo has served two years of a nine-year sentence in a jobs-for-cash scheme that prosecutors said netted him $112,000 over a more than a decade.

Spicuzzo also ran the Democratic Party in the county for many years.

He pleaded guilty in 2013 to a single count of bribery as part of a plea deal and agreed to forfeit his state pension.

As part of the sentence, he was also fined $55,000.

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Information from: Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, N.J.) , https://www.mycentraljersey.com

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