A few local government ethics issues come together in the story
behind the arrest today of 44 people in a political corruption and
international money laundering ring based in New Jersey. The story is
best told, so far, in the
of the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.
are three mayors and a deputy mayor, two state assembly members, four rabbis, and numerous housing
inspectors, investigators, aides, political consultants, and
unsuccessful political candidates. I wrote
about the last
series of arrests in this ongoing investigation a couple of years ago.