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Rabbis Caught "Money Laundering"

A federal corruption investigation rattled New Jersey today, snaring political figures, including two assemblymen and three mayors, and prompting the resignation of a member of Gov. Corzine's cabinet.

Altogther, federal agents arrested 44 people in what officials called a two-track corruption and international money laundering investigation that also targeted a group of rabbis in Broolyn and New Jersey.

Hours later, Joseph Doria, the state Community Affairs commissioner, resigned.

Doria, a former state legislator and ex-mayor of Bayonne, was not charged, but his home and Trenton office had been searched earlier in the day federal investigators.

Before Doria's resignation, Corzine said, "The scale of corruption we're seeing as this unfolds is simply outrageous and cannot be tolerated."

Public officials arrested on bribe taking charges included Assemblymen Daniel Van Pelt (R-Ocean) and L. Harvey Smith (D-Hudson), Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano III, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell and Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez, all Democrats.

The rabbis were charged in separate money laundering complaints with offenses ranging from the trafficking of kidneys from Israeli donors to laundering proceeds from selling fake Gucci and Prada bags.

A federal complaint alleges that Van Pelt, a former mayor of Ocean Township in Ocean County, took $10,000 in bribes to move along a development in his hometown, which is better known as Waretown.

His district includes Long Beach Island and Washington Township in Burlington County and he also is township administrator in Lumberton, Burlington County.

And, here's another Rabbinical Money Laundering Story from 2007,
one from 1993
another 2002 incident in Australia
Many others can be found by searching on Google.

Must be tradition.


At Thursday, July 23, 2009, Blogger Greg Bacon said...

Money laundering and trafficking in body organs?

Is this where some of the missing Palestinians wind up? As organ donors that get their body parts cut out without consent?

A teenager goes missing in the West Bank and three days later, 'Moshe' in New York enters the hospital to get his kidney transplant?

At Thursday, July 23, 2009, Blogger andie531 said...

Sounds like a plan!

At Thursday, July 23, 2009, Blogger Nepos Libertas said...

New Jersey is a cesspool of corruption, rampant crime and draconian gun control laws.

Did you know NJ bans BB guns with mandatory 3-year prison term just for f-ing puny pellet guns?

Governor Corzine is not "immune" from corruption contrary to his statement. He demands stringent gun control as demonstrated in his press release that essentially warned honest gun owners they are potential criminals and a threat to public safety.

I shall never visit New Jersey citing the reasons above. At least New York isn't too bad, despite NY State legislative and administrative system being hijacked by NYC politics like Illinois ruled by Chicago political machine.

The Sopranos is a famous fictional family in NJ. NJ is the Mafia's base, and the stereotype is true: corruption, rampant crime and draconian gun control favoring the stronghold power of the Mob and tyrannical state and local governments that give the criminals the blank check to terrorize good citizens, neighbors and tourists.

At Friday, July 24, 2009, Blogger Greg Bacon said...

Maybe those Rabbi's should of stuck to circumcising babies.

That's one body part they won't get arrested for handling.

Or should I say fondling?


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