Posted by cdelacru July 23, 2009 07:43AM
NEWARK -- Federal authorities arrested dozens of people today in New York and New Jersey as part of a money laundering and corruption sweep. Those arrested included several New Jersey public officials and rabbis.
The suspects are scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Newark later today. Those arrested include Assembly Daniel Van Pelt (R-Ocean), Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell and Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini, and Jersey City Council President Mariano Vega.
Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey JournalPeter J. Cammarano is sworn in as Hoboken's 37th mayor by United States District Court Judge Katharine S. Hayden, Wednesday, July 1. He is joined by his wife, Marita and daughter, Abigail.
Nearly 20 people, including Cammarano, Elwell, and Vega, have already been led into the FBI building in Newark to face the charges.
Town of Secaucus Municipal websiteDennis Elwell
Elwell, 64, and his council slate recently won victory in their contested Democratic June primary contests. Elwell garnered 56 percent of the vote in his contest against town attorney Peter Weiner.