Tag: bribery

Probe demanded after Murphy hires ex-official jailed after taking bribes

TRENTON, N.J. — How does a former local official jailed after taking bribes end up after release in state government? Earning a handsome salary? Former Passaic City Councilman Marcellus Jackson plead guilty to attempted extortion following a state-wide sting operation — “Operation Read More

NJGOP Chairman: Democrat leadership’s “comfort with corruption is frightening”

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey Democrat leaders including Murphy, Menendez, and Booker are converging as we speak in Atlantic City to trash Republicans and promote their radical agenda. But tax burdens and NJ Transit woes, while angering, are not what so many Read More

Schepisi cries foul, vows law change after Murphy hires ex-official who took bribes

TRENTON, N.J. – The Murphy Administration’s decision to hire a former Passaic councilman convicted (and imprisoned) for bribery is raising eyebrows and has one Bergen County legislator speaking out. “I believe in second chances, but not when it comes to Read More

Judge rejects Menendez request to toss bribery charges

NEWARK — A federal judge on Monday refused to throw out any of the 18 criminal counts against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, clearing the way for the pair’s bribery trial to enter the defense phase.

Menendez lobbied for tourist visas, former aide testifies

NEWARK — On the third day of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez’s federal bribery trial, a former senior policy advisor for the senator testified he helped advocate for tourist visas for two of his co-defendant’s three foreign girlfriends, and one of Read More

Judge warns feds against ‘pulp fiction’ in Sen. Menendez bribery trial

NEWARK, N.J. — A federal judge on Thursday ripped prosecutors in their corruption case against U.S. Sen Robert Menendez, warning them not to pursue a lurid line of inquiry in reviewing evidence of the luxury trips they say he accepted Read More

Another day, another N.J. Democrat criminally charged

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog This time it’s Bloomfield Councilman Elias N. Chalet, Save Jerseyans, who was arrested and charged on Wednesday for allegedly both soliciting and accepting a $15,000 bribe from a business owner: Chalet initially met with Read More