The mayors of Hoboken and Secaucus, swept up recently in a federal corruption probe of 44 political figures in the state, resigned from their positions last week amid a public outcry for indicted officials to step down from public office.

Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano Friday relinquished his post following Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell’s resignation two days before. Both men are charged with conspiracy to commit extortion. Cammarano and Elwell allegedly took $25,000 and $10,000, respectively, for their influence in expediting real-estate development approvals.

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