Federal agents swept into New Jersey towns across several counties Thursday morning, charging 44 people–including three mayors–and religious leaders in a federal investigation into public corruption and money laundering.
Those arrested in the corruption probe include Mayors Peter Cammarano III of Hoboken, Dennis Elwell of Secaucus and Anthony Suarez of Ridgefield, all Democrats; Leona Beldini, one of three deputy mayors of Jersey City, also a Democrat; and state Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt, a Republican. Read More
UPDATE: 24 JULY
Suspects charged today were also connected to an illegal human organ-selling ring
Officials say separate from the corruption probe, some of the suspects charged today were also connected to an illegal human organ-selling ring. Investigators say some charged would take cash payments to help find organs for sick patients in need of transplants. It’s unclear where the body parts might have come from or how many surgeries may have been done.
The body parts scheme involved kidney transplants, authorities said. Patients in need would pay middle-men to find willing donors in Israel. Investigators said the suspects would then have the donor and patient lie to hospitals that they were related. Hospitals would then do the operation unaware that cash payments were part of the deal. Officials say Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick and Johns Hopkins in Baltimore were allegedly contacted by the suspects for these procedures. SOURCE
If we cleaned up all the corruption and money laundering including the big spending spree of Obama our Great Country would have more money than it knew what to do with.