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Officials lambast NJ corruption after 44 arrested
Yahoo News ^ | Fri Jul 24, 8:47 am | DAVID PORTER

Posted on 07/24/2009 9:08:58 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick

NEWARK, N.J. – Officials are decrying political corruption in New Jersey after more than 40 people, among them rabbis and elected officeholders, were arrested in an investigation in which some were accused of laundering tens of millions of dollars and of black-market trafficking of kidneys and fake Gucci handbags.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Israel; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: agenda; corruption; cultureofcorruption; democrats; democratscandals; israel; momzers; nj; organtransplants; rabbis; sellingorgans
Business as usual for NJ.
1 posted on 07/24/2009 9:08:58 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
From the article...

"New Jersey's corruption problem is one of the worst, if not the worst, in the nation," said Ed Kahrer, who heads the FBI's white-collar and public corruption division. "Corruption is a cancer that is destroying the core values of this state."

Something we can all be proud of.....NOT!!

2 posted on 07/24/2009 9:10:58 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

NJ Ping...


3 posted on 07/24/2009 9:12:53 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Someome cue Nancy Pelosi’s “stench of corruption” line

I am sick of all of them, both parties.


4 posted on 07/24/2009 9:13:52 AM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09!)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
Officials are decrying political corruption...

like a bullfighter waves the red cape away from his own private parts.

5 posted on 07/24/2009 9:14:10 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (The revolution IS being televised.)
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To: Alberta's Child; algernonpj; alice_in_bubbaland; Ballygrl; Calpernia; certrtwngnut; Clemenza; ...
ping ping ping!

H/T to Jersey Republican Biker Chick

6 posted on 07/24/2009 9:15:10 AM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

I’m personally still proud of my New Jersey roots. We were not involved in any of this nor were my family and friends. Why would I not still be proud of where I was born and raised??? Not good to group ... these people are criminals but they do not speak for the rest of the good people of New Jersey.


7 posted on 07/24/2009 9:15:56 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

I know many were on the local level, but interesting that there is absolutely no Party identification in the article at all. Not that Republicans are excempt from this kinda stuff, but this smacks as Democrat payoff machine type tactics.


8 posted on 07/24/2009 9:17:29 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
Officials are decrying political corruption in New Jersey ...

as they wipe the sweat off their brow and pass another envelope of cash.

9 posted on 07/24/2009 9:18:08 AM PDT by Uncle Chip (TRUTH : Ignore it. Deride it. Allegorize it. Interpret it. But you can't ESCAPE it.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
From the article:

The 44 arrests Thursday were a remarkable number even for New Jersey, where more than 130 public officials have pleaded guilty or have been convicted of corruption since 2001.

10 posted on 07/24/2009 9:18:42 AM PDT by SuperSonic (I voted against BIG SOCIALISM!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Good point...ha ha ha


11 posted on 07/24/2009 9:18:55 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

GREAT. They’ve cut off my ONLY source of fake Gucci handbags filled with human kidneys wrapped in unmarked $100 bills.

What the heck am I supposed to do now? I’ve only got a couple left and the weekend’s coming up!


12 posted on 07/24/2009 9:18:59 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

“All but one of the officeholders are Democrats.” What a shock.


13 posted on 07/24/2009 9:19:27 AM PDT by Radl (sai)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

On a side note, I do a LOT of traveling for business and pleasure and I ride my bicycle through some very seedy neighborhoods. Well,I was headed east towards the Newark airport one time and decided to pull off the freeway west of downtown to top off the tank of the rental car. It was the only time in my entire life (I’m 55) I was literally afraid to get out of my car in broad daylight.

I turned in the car with a half full tank.


14 posted on 07/24/2009 9:19:55 AM PDT by RobRoy (This too will pass. But it will hurt like a you know what.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

new jersey has always been the scum pit of america


15 posted on 07/24/2009 9:19:55 AM PDT by sfvgto (Dear Congress, my name is Jimmie....gimmie, gimmie, gimmie)
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To: Obadiah

The initial news article listed the R but did not mention any party affiliation for the D’s....ha ha ha ha


16 posted on 07/24/2009 9:19:57 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.)
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To: Uncle Chip
"as they wipe the sweat off their brow and pass another envelope of cash."

Are you from NJ? You sure know how the game gets played. :o)

17 posted on 07/24/2009 9:21:08 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.)
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To: RobRoy

I got lost in that neighborhood once.....never so scared in my life, and I was a guard in a men’s state prison.


18 posted on 07/24/2009 9:22:52 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.)
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To: Obadiah
...interesting that there is absolutely no Party identification in the article at all.

Ninth paragraph. Last sentence.

All but one of the officeholders are Democrats.

19 posted on 07/24/2009 9:24:53 AM PDT by SuperSonic (I voted against BIG SOCIALISM!)
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To: Radl

I’ll bet the farm the other one is an east coast RINO in full color.....


20 posted on 07/24/2009 9:26:46 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: sfvgto

reminds me of a joke: Rita and Vinnie are making out in a car.

Rita: Vinnie, kiss me where it stinks.

So Vinnie drove her to NJ.


21 posted on 07/24/2009 9:30:41 AM PDT by BarbM
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Happened under Corzine,Lautenberg and Menendez. They should resign!!!!


22 posted on 07/24/2009 9:32:14 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: BarbM

lol


23 posted on 07/24/2009 9:33:57 AM PDT by sfvgto (Dear Congress, my name is Jimmie....gimmie, gimmie, gimmie)
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To: SuperSonic; Jersey Republican Biker Chick
Missed that. Okay 9 Democrats and 1 fig-leaf Republican to provide political cover. My next guess is that the charge against the Republican is totally bogus, not because Republicans aren't capable, but when this many Democrats are caught red-handed with their grubby fingers in the cookie jar, then prosecutorial staff always need a Republican fish to counter any bias claims.

This also gives the state-run media cover to ID the Republican in all stories and omit any references to Democrats.

24 posted on 07/24/2009 9:35:04 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: Radl

ALL BUT ONE OF THE OFFICEHOLDERS WERE DEMOCRATS!!!

I’m shocked I tell ya.

Sheesh, culture of corruption.


25 posted on 07/24/2009 9:35:14 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Radl
“All but one of the officeholders are Democrats.” What a shock.

So that's why their party affiliation is being kept secret by the media. If they were all Republicans, this "Republican scandal" would fill the news cycle 24/7 for at least a year.

Gawd I have no respect for the media. What a bunch of losers.

26 posted on 07/24/2009 9:35:55 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
We're number one! We're NUMBER ONE!
27 posted on 07/24/2009 9:46:40 AM PDT by Rodebrecht (If everybody just left everybody else alone, everybody would be a lot happier.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

I have a penny (the proverbial “red cent”) that says the rabbis in this case are Liberal Democraps.


28 posted on 07/24/2009 9:49:24 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
"Corruption is a cancer that is destroying the core values of this state."

This guy has it all wrong.

Corruption IS the core value of this state.

29 posted on 07/24/2009 9:53:01 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (God is great, beer is good . . . and people are crazy.)
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To: cubreporter

NJ is a beautiful state. Stayed with my sister and totally enjoyed riding the train from Morristown to NYC. The little towns were so charming. I wanted to stop at every one to walk around.

Still NJ is a little weird with no left turns and no pumping your own gas...


30 posted on 07/24/2009 10:00:24 AM PDT by Little Ray (Do we have a Plan B?)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

New Jersey, the very definition of a blue state, corrupt?

I’m shocked, SHOCKED!

Convict the perps, and send them to be hired by the Obamaloon for his cabinet.


31 posted on 07/24/2009 10:08:44 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Took nine paragraphs before we get to this

“Among the 44 people arrested were the mayors of Hoboken, Ridgefield and Secaucus, Jersey City’s deputy mayor, and two state assemblymen. A member of the governor’s cabinet resigned after agents searched his home, though he was not arrested. All but one of the officeholders are Democrats.”


32 posted on 07/24/2009 10:10:34 AM PDT by Ace the Biker (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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To: Ace the Biker
In defense of the media on that one, it's worth noting that many local elected offices in New Jersey are "non-partisan." No party primary system at all in these places . . . candidates gather signatures on a petition to get on the ballot, and they're listed on the ballot with no party affiliation at all.

This is how Republican Bret Schundler ended up getting elected in a Democratic stronghold like Jersey City some years ago. He was the lone Republican on the ballot with a bunch of different Democrats.

33 posted on 07/24/2009 10:21:02 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (God is great, beer is good . . . and people are crazy.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
It wasn't their fault, 'the Devil' made them do it!


The Jersey Devil:


34 posted on 07/24/2009 10:27:03 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: sfvgto
11 out of 21 counties in new jersey have always been the scum pit of america


35 posted on 07/24/2009 10:55:08 AM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts ("Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?")
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

In other news, the White House referred to the New Jersey politicians as, “amateurs.”


36 posted on 07/24/2009 11:01:57 AM PDT by sig226 (Real power is not the ability to destroy an enemy. It is the willingness to do it.)
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To: Ace the Biker
All but one of the officeholders are Democrats.”

Thanks - it needs to be said again.
37 posted on 07/24/2009 11:43:27 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SuperSonic
All but one of the officeholders are Democrats.

Hey, RNC, are you going to hammer this?

38 posted on 07/24/2009 12:57:08 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Why can’t we see photos of each of the 44?

Oh.


39 posted on 07/24/2009 1:01:40 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: grellis; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
accused of laundering tens of millions of dollars and of black-market trafficking of kidneys and fake Gucci handbags
Kinda puts Monica Conyers and Detroit area "government" into perspective, eh?
40 posted on 07/24/2009 6:49:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Little Ray

Go down to the Jersey Shore. The roads are beautiful, the countryside is beautiful, lots of farms and fruit stands and in the fall the pumpkins and gourds are gorgeous. It’s charming to say the least and I have fond memories being born and raised there. I actually like not pumping my own gas so heading there is OK with me as I don’t pump my own anyway. :)


41 posted on 07/24/2009 10:24:39 PM PDT by cubreporter
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