Bencivengo trial scheduled to begin Tuesday

TRENTON – Jury selection in the criminal trial against embattled Hamilton Mayor John Bencivengo began today.

Bencivengo, 58, is accused by prosecutors of accepting $12,400 in bribes from an insurance consultant seeking a multi-million dollar no-bid contract.

Bencivengo’s trial is slated to begin Tuesday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

"The governor still has to come to bat."
—Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson, on Atlantic City.