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…