Mayor awarded $7K after jury tosses employee's 'outrageous' sex assault claims

NEWARK — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss has been cleared in what he called a “far fetched” civil lawsuit claiming that he sexually assaulted and sexually harassed a township employee three years ago.

Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss in a file photo. (Bill Wichert | NJ Advance Media for

A jury Wednesday sided with Vauss, who has staunchly denied allegations in a suit filed by Irvington housing inspector Tamara Smith, who claimed that the mayor harassed her and sexually assaulted her in a city hall office on June 9, 2014, attorneys involved in the case …read more

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