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TRENTON — A review by the New Jersey attorney general’s office has turned up at least three more cases of convicted public officials who were able to land new government jobs, despite a law barring them from such employment.

The attorney general’s office provided its findings in response to a records request by The Associated Press.

Two were former school board members in Pleasantville and the third was a court administrator in Paterson. They pleaded

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