Anarchy in the A.C.: A Brief History of Atlantic City Mayoral Malfeasance


1985: Mayor Michael Matthews gets fifteen years for extortion.

1989: Mayor James Usry is arrested and charged with bribery, conspiracy, official misconduct, and accepting unlawful gifts.

2007: Mayor Bob Levy walks off the job, gets into his car, and apparently skips town after being caught in a massive lie. His supposed stint in the Green Berets, which he constantly mentioned during his 2005 campaign, turned out to be a total fiction. Levy's family and lawyer insist he's in a hospital but won't say which one; Dominic Cappella, A.C.'s business administrator, stages a kind of coup by declaring that Levy left him in charge — except his only proof is a self-penned memo. At present, Atlantic City appears ripe for the taking. Your move, Mr. Trump!

Politics Dicey in Atlantic City After the Mayor Goes Missing [NYDN]