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Solomon Dwek

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Book Details Biggest Take-Down In Jersey Politics

All this week, WCBS 880 is rolling out tidbits from a juicy new book about the biggest take-down in the sordid history of New Jersey politics.

03/21/2011

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Former Newark Official Pleads In Extortion Scheme

Anthony Clark was a manager in the city’s Neighborhood Services Department. He pleaded guilty to attempted extortion during an appearance in U.S. District Court in Trenton.

12/10/2010

Former New Jersey Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Van Pelt Sentenced In New Jersey Corruption Case

The former New Jersey assemblyman snared in the state’s largest corruption sting is headed to prison for 41 months.

11/19/2010

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Sentencing Set For Ex-NJ Assemblyman Van Pelt

Daniel Van Pelt of Ocean Township was due in federal court Friday, nearly five months after a jury convicted him of accepting a bribe and attempted extortion.

11/19/2010

Sen. Robert Menendez swears-in Anthony Suarez for his second term as Mayor of Ridgefield, NJ - Photo: Borough of Ridgefield

NJ Mayor Acquitted In Federal Corruption Trial

The extortion and bribery trial of a northern New Jersey mayor and an associate is entering its fourth day of jury deliberations.

10/27/2010

Sen. Robert Menendez swears-in Anthony Suarez for his second term as Mayor of Ridgefield, NJ - Photo: Borough of Ridgefield

Jurors At Impasse In NJ Mayor’s Corruption Trial

Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez and tax preparer Vincent Tabbachino face bribery and extortion counts. They’re accused of accepting a bribe from a federal informant posing as a corrupt developer.

10/26/2010

Sen. Robert Menendez swears-in Anthony Suarez for his second term as Mayor of Ridgefield, NJ.

Jury At Roadblock In NJ Mayor’s Corruption Trial

Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez and Guttenberg tax preparer Vincent Tabbachino each face two extortion counts and one bribery count.

10/25/2010

Sen. Robert Menendez swears-in Anthony Suarez for his second term as Mayor of Ridgefield, NJ.

Summations Due In NJ Mayor’s Corruption Trial

Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez and an associate were accused of accepting money from a federal informant who posed as a corrupt developer seeking help with zoning approvals.

10/20/2010

Sen. Robert Menendez swears-in Anthony Suarez for his second term as Mayor of Ridgefield, NJ - Photo: Borough of Ridgefield

Informant Faces Cross Examination In N.J. Mayor’s Trial

An informant whose secretly recorded videotapes of public officials form the heart of a federal corruption sting faces a potentially lengthy cross-examination Thursday.

10/07/2010

Sen. Robert Menendez swears-in Anthony Suarez for his second term as Mayor of Ridgefield, NJ.

More Tapes Expected In Mayor’s Corruption Trial

Defense attorneys contended neither defendant agreed to do anything illegal and that no bribes were accepted.

10/06/2010

Sen. Robert Menendez swears-in Anthony Suarez for his second term as Mayor of Ridgefield, NJ.

Secret Tapes Introduced In NJ Mayor’s Corruption Trial

Jurors in the federal corruption trial of Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez and an associate were treated Tuesday to videotapes secretly made by a government informant.

10/05/2010

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Sentences Defendant In NJ Corruption Sting

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a defendant in New Jersey’s largest corruption sting to 18 months in prison.

08/24/2010