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Postby JTWood » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:04 am

Mayors, rabbis arrested in NJ corruption probe

NEWARK (Reuters) - Dozens of New Jersey politicians, officials and prominent rabbis were arrested on Thursday in a sweeping federal probe that uncovered political corruption, human organ sales and money laundering from New York to Israel, officials said.

The 10-year investigation, dubbed "Operation Bid Rig," exposed influence-peddling and bribe-taking among a network of public officials and a separate multimillion dollar money-laundering ring that funneled funds through charities operated by local rabbis, said the U.S. Attorney's office in Newark, New Jersey.

The cast of the 44 arrested featured Hoboken, New Jersey, Mayor Peter Cammarano, who took office three weeks ago in the industrial city visible across the Hudson River from New York.

Others accused were mayors of nearby Secaucus and Ridgefield, state Assemblymen, a deputy mayor, city council members, housing, planning and zoning officials, building inspectors and political candidates.


"New Jersey's corruption problem is one of the worst, if not the worst, in the nation," said Ed Kahrer, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's white collar crime and public corruption program in New Jersey, who has worked on the investigation since it began in July 1999.

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Postby jfg » Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:59 am

Why isn't this top news on the major US sites?
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Postby JTWood » Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:06 pm

Because there are more important things to talk about:

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Postby Mookie4ever » Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:15 pm

What's a cake-in-a-can? I would like to read that one.

Who is this Hughley who is on the DL any why is he tearful? If he's on the DL is he a Met?
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Postby urbanbreez » Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:52 pm

This conjurs images of that scene from Dark Knight where the courtroom is full of criminals. Harvey Dent, before being burnt, FTW. ;-D
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Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:35 pm

"New Jersey's corruption problem is one of the worst, if not the worst, in the nation," said Ed Kahrer, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's white collar crime and public corruption program in New Jersey, who has worked on the investigation since it began in July 1999.

As a lifelong Illinoisian, I couldn't be happier to read that. :-°
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Postby acsguitar » Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:22 am

By the way the Alligator on the beach story happened on the beach my parents live in NC. Pretty crazy I go there every year for like 15 years. Topsail island. My dad saw a 6 footer on one of his bike rides.

Here are some pics my moms friend snapped
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Postby Effington » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:17 pm

Whoa, that's not supposed to be there!

I thought alligators weren't cool with the whole saltwater thing... and that water has more salt than a Denny's grand slam.
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Re: Massive Arrests In New Jersey Public Corruption Sting

Postby acsguitar » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:33 pm

Effington wrote:Whoa, that's not supposed to be there!

I thought alligators weren't cool with the whole saltwater thing... and that water has more salt than a Denny's grand slam.


I think it's a mutant alligator. I surf in those waters when I visit my parents. Now I'm scarred of gators and sharks!
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Re: Massive Arrests In New Jersey Public Corruption Sting

Postby Effington » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:52 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Effington wrote:Whoa, that's not supposed to be there!

I thought alligators weren't cool with the whole saltwater thing... and that water has more salt than a Denny's grand slam.


I think it's a mutant alligator. I surf in those waters when I visit my parents. Now I'm scarred of gators and sharks!


I hope you don't surf with raw meat tied to your ankles, or you're in trouble.
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