New Jersey is known for wise guys as the arrests of Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano III, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini, state Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt and former Jersey City Council President L. Harvey Smith sparks much in tradition. 30 people were arrested in connection. The NJ ring of corruption was discovered through an extensive investigation.
The weakest link in this corruption ring?
Van Pelt was not the sharpest tool in the shed. No one noticed that a cooperating government witness posed as a developer seeking permits for a project in Ocean County. Looks like Van Pelt didn’t check out the background of the developer too well in light of the $10,000 that the developer came up with. The money exchange is what seems to have landed Van Pelt in hot water.
Van Pelt was not the only one in trouble for accepting money to help the “fake” developer gain permits and approvals and that’s where the Mayors come in. Guess in New Jersey it has paid off to have corrupt friends in higher places, but that seems to be changing as of today.
The deadliest link in this corruption ring?
Trafficking offers many good items at a cheap price as the arrests also included involvement of kidney trafficking from Israel. Trafficking kidneys is a moral sin, not to mention the unhealthy situations that can transpire due to a lack of good storage. Many wonder how many in the medical field gave their assistance in this kidney donor ring.
The fashionable link in the corruption ring?
Gucci and Prada bags, get them at bulk at cheap prices! Or at least fake ones. Another corruption ring involved with these arrests include the sales of fake Gucci and Prada bags. It is not stated whether the Mayors had a hand in this, perhaps we should see what purses their women are carrying.
When praying can’t help the situation…
It was at the Deal Synagogue where church goers were praying when all of the sudden the FBI, IRS and Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office agents took away a rabbi, blocked him into his office and shortly later the rabbi left. The church goers witnessed the raid.
Jew-wish the Deal Yeshiva was not one of the locations where the FBI and IRS agents stepped into, but you can’t always get what you want. The FBI and IRS agents removed several boxes from the Deal Yeshiva. The Deal Yeshiva is a school that educates the children of Sephardic Jews.With over two-dozen arrests, and some being from higher places, be on the look out New Jersey for there may be some job openings real soon!