We'll start with the fact that Jersey City Council President Mariano Vega has been arrested, along with Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini, Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell and rabbis in the Syrian Jewish communities of Deal and Brooklyn.
FBI officials say 30 people have been taken into custody an international money laundering and corruption probe.
Wow, simply WOW.
According to MSNBC:
The probe is said to have been launched when money transfers drew the interests of federal investigators.
The Star-Ledger adds:
The federal investigation then expanded into a public corruption probe.
Dawn Zimmer must be beside herself after losing that close contested election a short while ago to Cammarano in Hoboken. Certainly this would have changed things.
As for the Jersey City aspect we say GOOD. It's important in any case to understand the adage that everyone is innocent until proven guilty but if guilty is the case here, take 'em down and lock 'em away. Jersey City does not want and does not need bozos like these representing our fair city. We already have one city council member on the verge of being run out on a rail, now we have another city council member and the deputy mayor in the pokey.
Mayor Healy, is uh, there something you'd like to tell us? Anything you'd like to say? This case creeps almost too close for comfort, no?