NEW INFO: Two Mayors And Lawmaker Arrested In NJ In Corruption Probe

The mayors of two New Jersey cities and a state legislator are under arrest Thursday as part of a major corruption and international money laundering conspiracy probe.

Federal prosecutors say about 30 people have been arrested. They include Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt, Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano III, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini.

Federal prosecutors say several rabbis in New York and New Jersey are also arrested. One congregant says a synagogue in New Jersey has been raided.

Van Pelt is accused of accepting $10,000 from a government witness posing as a developer seeking permit help.

More than two dozen people were brought to the FBI's Newark field office Thursday morning. One agent slowly walked an elderly rabbi into the building.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Jul 23, 2009 at 11:39 AM
    And all the while I thought corruption and money laundering were legal in NJ...
  • by Chris on Jul 23, 2009 at 08:52 AM
    Of course, now we just need to get rid of the rest of the corruption in government. Oh wait, there would be no government left then.
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Jul 23, 2009 at 07:01 AM
    this is like an opening to a soprano's episode. Cue the song "woke up this morning"
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Jul 23, 2009 at 06:31 AM
    Why is it that PEOPLE do not believe "what's done in the dark will come to the light." WAKE UP, AMERICAN. Many people are making decisions based on ungodly prinicples.

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