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.

"I’m an undertaker by trade, so when I bury somebody, they don’t come back."
—Bergen County Democratic Chairman Lou Stellato