New Jersey: City Under Indictment

Mayor Hugh J. Addonizio was in his baronial office in Newark's grimy city hall when Aide Donald Malafronte brought him the word last week. "We're going to have to go over there," said Malafronte, gesturing toward the federal courthouse across the street. Addonizio took the news calmly. "O.K.," he said, reaching for the telephone. "I'm going to call my wife."

Less than a week after Attorney General John Mitchell had promised "a massive indictment" of New Jersey public officials, Addonizio and nine present or former Newark city officeholders were charged by a federal...

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