UPDATE: GOP Assemblyman Charged with Writing $400,000 in Bad Checks

It’s been a BAD week for the State Assembly, Save Jerseyans. On both sides of the aisle.

Ironically, both politicians at the center of these respective stories reside in Washington Townships. Weird, right?

On Tuesday, Gloucester County Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D-LD4) was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence on his way to a Washington Township Chick-fil-a restaurant (insert punchline here).

This morning, police in Washington Township (this time the Bergen County one) reportedly “removed files and a computer hard drive from the home of Assemblyman Robert Schroeder (R-LD39), who faces numerous lawsuits from vendors and other creditors seeking money from his business.” (h/t NorthJersey.com). PolitickerNJ.com cites unnamed sources who claim today’s police activity is related to an alleged check kiting scheme. No one is 100% sure right now what is being investigated and exactly what the authorities think Schroeder’s involvement might be. [UPDATE: 1:10pm 8/3/12 - NJ.com reports that Assemblyman Schroeder has been charged with “writing nearly $400,000 in bad checks to people who invested large sums in his company.”]

We’ll keep you in the loop as more information comes to light…