Republicans or Democrats?

July 30, 2009

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.

Get real. If this was a group of Republicans the party would be splashed all over the place. I am assuming that most of these were Demoncrats because no mention was made about the political parties. SHAME SHAME.

L.S.

We got several reader e-mails along these same lines. The party affiliation of the key players was relevant and should have been mentioned in our story. The two mayors in the excerpt above are Democrats: GBU Editor

A man identified as Daniel Van Pelt, a New Jersey Assemblyman, tries to shield his face as he exits federal court after being one of the more than 40 people were arrested in a federal investigation of public corruption and international money laundering, in Newark, N.J., July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

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