Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Honik announced on facebook this morning that he has ordered that the name of former Mayor Matthew V. Scannapieco be removed from all Township property.
News broke this morning that Scannapieco, Marlboro’s mayor from 1992 until 2003, pleaded guilty to charges in Delaware that he raped an underage female relative 50-60 times between 2006 and 2008.
Scannapieco was free and awaiting sentencing on federal bribery and tax evasion charges when he victimized his young relative. He pleaded guilty to the federal charges of accepting $245,000 in bribes in exchange for Marlboro planning board approvals in 2005 and was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison in 2008. He was released in 2010.
71 years old, the former mayor now potentially faces the rest of his life in Delaware State Prison, where he is currently held on $238,000 bail. Scannapieco’s Delaware sentencing is scheduled for September 4.