Ex-Newark Mayor Sharpe James tries to overturn conviction
Sharpe’s sentencing will be coming up on July 29.
Former Newark Mayor Sharpe James returns to court this afternoon for what could be a final bid to overturn his corruption conviction and avoid being sentenced later this month.
Ed Murray/The Star-LedgerSharpe James arrives home after he was convicted iin April.
Such motions rarely succeed. In a letter to the judge, defense attorney Alan Zegas said he recognized such a ruling might be viewed as usurping the role of the jury.