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Former New Jersey Officer Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison for Role in Off-Duty Jobs Scam

October 09, 2018  | 

A federal judge sentenced a former Jersey City officer on Tuesday to one year and one day behind bars over the ex-officer's role in a scheme to accept cash for off-duty jobs he never worked, according to

Jimmy Cardinali said at the proceedings, "I stand here before you a man filled with shame and regret. I've embarrassed myself, the Jersey City Police Department and of course my family."

Cardinali is the fourth former officer to receive a prison sentence in scandal. Six others have received probation, including former chief Phil Zacche.

Cardinali was also ordered to forfeit $39,587, which represents the money he pocketed, and pay $166,255 in restitution to Jersey City.

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EODK9Trainer @ 10/9/2018 2:40 PM

What an idiot and a disgrace to our profession.

Bonnie @ 10/10/2018 7:03 PM

He knew exactly what he was doing.. I don't feel sorry for him at all.. And I'm sure lots of people around him new will the extra money was coming from.. Not as smart as he thinks he is.

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