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Suspended Jersey City mayor Leona Beldini convicted [Name That Party!!]
Northjersey.com ^ | 02/11/10 | Peter Sampson

Posted on 02/11/2010 2:37:20 PM PST by freespirited

Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini was found guilty Thursday of two of six counts in a scheme to extort bribes from a government informant posing as a developer seeking favorable action on high-rise condominium project.

The jury returned its split verdict shortly after 4 p.m. on the second day of deliberations in U.S. District Court in Newark.

Beldini, 74, was acquitted of the most serious charges of conspiracy to commit extortion and two counts of attempted extortion.

The jury found her guilty of two counts of receiving bribes from Solomon Dwek, the convicted swindler behind the largest FBI corruption sting in New Jersey.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: corruptdems; jerseycity; leonabeldini; ratcorruption; ratcrime
More coming.
1 posted on 02/11/2010 2:37:21 PM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited

Would that be the hope and change party?


2 posted on 02/11/2010 2:38:22 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: freespirited

It has to be the Libertarians. Or maybe the Amish.


3 posted on 02/11/2010 2:41:05 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Man50D

Dirty Jersey: Feds Bust Dozens in Corruption Scandal | NBC Miami
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/archive/New-Jersey-Scandal-Arrests-Corruption.html


4 posted on 02/11/2010 2:41:41 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (2010 HOUSE RACES! Help everyone get the goods on their House Rats. See my profile.)
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To: freespirited

With apologies to our NJ friends...is there anything nice about New Jersey? Sounds like politics really suck, too many people, Trenton is a s**thole, etc. Is it not called the Garden State?


5 posted on 02/11/2010 2:42:03 PM PST by lesko
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Leona Beldini, a 74-year-old Democrat ....
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/02/beldini_nj_corruption_trial_dw_2.html
http://www.wikio.com/themes/Leona+Beldini


6 posted on 02/11/2010 2:43:56 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (2010 HOUSE RACES! Help everyone get the goods on their House Rats. See my profile.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

With all this snow, I was wondering if the mayor was a polar bear.


7 posted on 02/11/2010 2:44:39 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (2010 HOUSE RACES! Help everyone get the goods on their House Rats. See my profile.)
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To: freespirited

NJ had a huge sting. They caught dems in every north jersey county. The most ironic arrest was of the election supervisor and some ethics officers.

Losing these corrupt officials went a long way to assuring Christie’s election.


8 posted on 02/11/2010 2:49:36 PM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: lesko

Tee hee............well, there is that great MTV program

Jersey Shore

(ducking)


9 posted on 02/11/2010 2:50:16 PM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: Carley

Sounds like Agent Harris hit a home run!

Next they’ll find what’s left of Ritchie Aprile..


10 posted on 02/11/2010 2:51:41 PM PST by rahbert
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To: freespirited

Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

That’s one down. Now who’s next?


11 posted on 02/11/2010 2:56:52 PM PST by FatherFig1o155 (It's time to expose politicians for what they are. My soapbox is here: njconservative.wordpress.com/)
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To: lesko

There are hundreds of great things about New Jersey. As long as they have nothing to do with politics, pollution, and politics.


12 posted on 02/11/2010 2:58:19 PM PST by FatherFig1o155 (It's time to expose politicians for what they are. My soapbox is here: njconservative.wordpress.com/)
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To: Carley

Oh, the one the stars the 4 New Yorkers?


13 posted on 02/11/2010 2:59:40 PM PST by FatherFig1o155 (It's time to expose politicians for what they are. My soapbox is here: njconservative.wordpress.com/)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

I’m wondering when they are going to come for Richardson of NM.


14 posted on 02/11/2010 3:01:54 PM PST by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: FatherFig1o155

what culor wuz her ??


15 posted on 02/11/2010 3:02:04 PM PST by manonCANAL
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To: rahbert

Dont laugh - old timers in my town tell of days when it was
used as dumping ground for mob, back when mostly rural...


16 posted on 02/11/2010 3:07:40 PM PST by njslim
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To: FatherFig1o155

LOL......yes those Staten Island creatures.


17 posted on 02/11/2010 3:25:57 PM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: FatherFig1o155

I am originally from New Jersey, but left in 1988 for Houston TX. Then in 2001 I wound up in the Twin Cities area. The moonbats hate anyone who has even lived in Texas, or anywhere in the South (unless it was to work for organizations like the SPLC). So once in a while, after having enough of the passive aggressive snarkiness that is prevalent here, I return to my New Jersey roots. It’s not very nice.
(in Joisey accent)
Get outa my way!
I’m in you face!
Da world is my doormat, and if you don’t like it it’s you who has da (censored) attitude problem!


18 posted on 02/11/2010 3:37:32 PM PST by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: freespirited
Seeing as how there hasn't been a squeak about this in the lamestream media, I'm going to go with Democrat as his party. After all, if it had been a Republican convicted of a crime (even spitting on the sidewalk), we'd hear about it all over the web, the radio, TV, print... There'd be a 2 hr expose on it this weekend, etc. etc.

Legacy media, pathetic, biased, and thankfully on its way out.

19 posted on 02/11/2010 3:44:16 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: manonCANAL

If you pick a color other than white, you’d be wrong.


20 posted on 02/11/2010 3:50:56 PM PST by FatherFig1o155 (It's time to expose politicians for what they are. My soapbox is here: njconservative.wordpress.com/)
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To: Carley

In all fairness, I think they did pick up a Republican or two as well...


21 posted on 02/11/2010 3:53:50 PM PST by FatherFig1o155 (It's time to expose politicians for what they are. My soapbox is here: njconservative.wordpress.com/)
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To: freespirited

Nice to see we’re getting the small rats but we must not forget the big rats that are doing more damage on a bigger scale.


22 posted on 02/11/2010 4:12:27 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Cockblock the sock puppet in 2010)
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To: lesko

Yes, there is a lot about my state that is very nice. 127 miles of beautiful beaches, beautiful parks and countryside, Revolutionary War history abounds here as well as many famous Americans having been born here and I don’t just mean Bruce Springsteen. For instance Admiral William F. “Bull. Halsey( b. Elizabeth, NJ).


23 posted on 02/11/2010 4:38:05 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: manonCANAL

White.


24 posted on 02/11/2010 4:38:34 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: Clemenza

*ping*


25 posted on 02/11/2010 8:50:44 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: freespirited; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Incorrigible
Forget it Jake, it's Jersey Sh--ty. The last time there was a GOP Mayor was sometime around the Lincoln assassination it seems.

When my grandfather was a lad living on Wayne Street, Mayor Frank Hague and the local Dems used to hire actual street gangs to get out the vote and pay visits to challengers in the primary. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

26 posted on 02/11/2010 8:57:15 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clemenza

Huh ? Dude, did you forget Bret Schundler ?


27 posted on 02/11/2010 8:58:04 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: lesko; Carley
1. Second wealthiest state in the United States (although that should change as the taxes continue to increase to support the corrupt pols), home to some of the wealthiest suburban communities in the United States.

2. Only one person on that STUPID (only a retard would watch it) "Jersey Shore" show is actually FROM New Jersey. It takes place in Seaside Heights, which is popular with folks from Staten Island (where do you think those accents come from anyway), which is in NEW YORK.

28 posted on 02/11/2010 9:01:34 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; freespirited; AuH2ORepublican; Incorrigible

I forgot Brett Schundler. Too much post-dinner Grappa tonight.


29 posted on 02/11/2010 9:02:19 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Fred Hayek
You should know then that NOBODY outside of Hudson County says "Joisey" Only the retard Gabba-Ghouls who move to NJ from Brooklyn or Staten Island talk with the "accent."

You'll encounter more "guidos" on Lawn Guyland, where I grew up, than anywhere in NJ (aside from a few select shore towns in the summer).

30 posted on 02/11/2010 9:04:21 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clemenza

DUH, without your edification I would have never known.

Get a life! it was a joke!


31 posted on 02/11/2010 9:52:49 PM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: Clemenza

Ha! That grappa will do that to you!

Those Shundler years where the years Chill-town got turned around and real estate and charter schools were built up without the graft.

And as for “Jersey Shore”, there were plenty of guidos from Lodi and environs down in Seaside during my prime time there. And occasionally those guidettes would cause controversy by getting into an inter-ethnic relationship with an Irish guy!

My mother always said it was ok as long as her family had Irish music at the wedding! lol!


32 posted on 02/12/2010 4:20:54 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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