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Disgraced Paterson mayor eligible for release on Thursday

By Jayed Rahman
Published: November 26, 2018


Disgraced mayor Jose “Joey” Torres, who was sentenced to a five-year prison term last year, is eligible for release on Thursday.

Torres’ previous parole eligibility date was Feb. 2019. This date was moved up to Dec. 10 last week and now Nov. 29 following a late October parole hearing, according to NJ Department of Corrections records.

Torres pleaded guilty to official misconduct for renovating a private warehouse leased by his daughter and nephew using public works employees. He was sentenced to five years in prison by a Hudson County judge last November.

The former three-term mayor is barred from ever holding public office or employment as part of his plea agreement with the state.

Torres tried to secure early release through the special parole Intensive Supervision Program (ISP), but was rejected.

Torres is being held at the Central Reception and Assignment Facility in Trenton, according to the corrections website.

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