FBI Arrests 2 New Jersey Mayors, Rabbis in High-Profile Public Corruption Case

July 23rd, 2009

Two New Jersey Mayors, several rabbis, and other public officials were arrested by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation this morning in what is being described by the US Attorney’s office as a “two-track federal investigation of public corruption and a high-volume, international money-laundering conspiracy.”  From Bloomberg:

The mayors of Hoboken and Secaucus, New Jersey, and several rabbis were among at least 30 people arrested today as part of a public corruption and money- laundering investigation by U.S. authorities.

Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano, 31, and Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, both Democrats, Jersey City Council President Mariano Vega Jr., and State Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt, a Republican from Ocean Township, were among those arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They are scheduled to appear in federal court in Newark, New Jersey, later today.

The article goes on to describe the roundup as “one of the largest ever in New Jersey, where more than 100 public officials have been convicted of corruption in the past few years.”

Written by Clark Gascoigne

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