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Uncle of Political Candidate Charged with Stealing Campaign Signs in Edison Township

By rlsmetro on

The 71-year-old uncle of Edison Democratic mayoral candidate Sam Joshi was issued a summons for stealing a sign belonging to the Republican mayoral candidate, Keith Hahn.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone confirmed that Joshi was served with a complaint-summons and charged with one count of disorderly persons theft by unlawful taking.

According to Middlesex County authorities, an investigation by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that, on October 21, Joshi removed a campaign sign from the lawn of a residence on Dolores Drive without receiving permission of the owner to do so.

Officials said the investigation is closed.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Joshi are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.