Ex-mayor admits to using state money on strip club trips, personal salary hikes

The former mayor and councilman of Lawrence Township admitted Tuesday to stealing thousands of dollars from the Asbury Park Housing Authority while serving as its executive director for unapproved salary increases, trips to strip clubs and other lavish amenities on business trips.

Mark Holmes, 56, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft by unlawful taking and faces five years in state prison when he appears for sentencing before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge John Tassini on April 6, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced in a press release.

Holmes was indicted in December 2015 on 38 counts of official misconduct and …read more

Source: NJ.com Mercer

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