Mayor cleared in sexual harassment, assault trial

Photo by Chris Sykes Mayor Tony Vauss, center, speaks with some of his supporters and municipal employees who came to the old Essex County Courthouse in downtown Newark to witness the final day of his trial. On Tuesday, Aug. 8, a six-member jury found Vauss not guilty in a civil trial brought by township employee Tamara Smith, who accused him of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Smith had named both the mayor and the township in her lawsuit.

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