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3 NJ Mayors 5 Jewish Rabbis Money Laundering Corruption

Three NJ mayors , two assemblymen and five Brooklyn rabbis were among 44 arrested in a major federal corruption sweep in New Jersey by the FBI. Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano III , Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell and Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez were arrested , as were Assemblymen Daniel Van Pelt and L. Harvey Smith.

Informant Solomon Dwek  is the Cooperating Witness and link between the political corruption , money laundering and kidney sales  scandals.

Full list of those arrested and charges:

Political Corruption

Moshe Altman, 39, of Monsey, NY, conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right & money laundering
Charlie Ammon, 33, of Lakewood, NJ,  conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
Leona Beldini, 74, of Jersey City,  conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
Peter Cammarano III, 32, of Hoboken, NJ,  conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
Joseph Cardwell, 68, of Jersey City, NJ, charged with agreeing to offer bribe to public official
Joseph Castagna, 53, of Jersey City, NJ,  conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
Guy Catrillo, 54, of Jersey City, NJ, charged with attempted extortion under color of official right
Edward Cheatam, 61, of Jersey City, NJ, conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right & attempted extortion
Dennis Elwell, 64, of Secaucus, NJ,  conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
Itzak Friedlander, 41, of Union City, NJ, charged with money laundering conspiracy
Richard Greene, 45, of Jersey City, NJ,  conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
John Guarini, 59, of Bayonne, NJ,  conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
Shimon Haber, 34, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering conspiracy
Denis Jaslow, 46, of Wall, NJ, conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
Maher A. Khalil, 39, of Jersey City, NJ, conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right & attempted extortion
James P. “Jimmy” King, 67, of Jersey City, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
Louis Manzo, 54, of Jersey City, NJ,  conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
Michael Manzo, 53, of Jersey City, NJ,  conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
Ronald Manzo, 65, of Bayonne, NJ,  conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
Michael Schaffer, 58, of Hoboken, NJ, conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
Lori Serrano, 37, of Jersey City, NJ,  conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
Jack Shaw, 61, of Jersey City, NJ,  conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
L. Harvey Smith, 60, of Jersey City, NJ, conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
Anthony R. Suarez, 42, of Ridgefield, NJ,  conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
Vincent Tabbachino, 68, of Fairview, NJ, conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right & money laundering
Daniel M. Van Pelt, 44, of Waretown, NJ,  attempted extortion under color of official right
Mariano Vega, 59, of Jersey City, NJ,  conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
Lavern Webb-Washington, 60, NJ  conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
Jeffrey Williamson, 57, of Lakewood, NJ,  attempted extortion under color of official right

For the charge of conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right and/or attempted extortion under color of official right, the maximum statutory penalties are 20 years in federal prison and a maximum statutory fine of $250,000. For the charge of agreeing to offer a bribe payment to a public official, the maximum statutory penalties are 10 years in Federal prison and a maximum statutory fine of $250,000.

Money Laundering/Illegal Money Remitting

Eliahu Ben Haim, 58, of Long Branch, NJ, charged with money laundering.
Schmulik Cohen, 35, of Brooklyn, NY,  money laundering and illegal money transmitting.
Levi Deutsch, 37, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
Yeshayahu Ehrental, 65, of Brooklyn, NY,  money laundering and illegal money transmitting.
Mordchai Fish, 56, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
Yolie Gertner, 30, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
David S. Goldhirsh, 30, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
Saul Kassin, 87, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
Edmund Nahum, 56, of Deal, NJ, charged with money laundering.
Abe Pollack, 40, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
Lavel Schwartz, 57, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
Binyomin Spira, 28, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
Naftoly Weber, 40, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
Arye Weiss, 34, of Brooklyn, NY,  money laundering and illegal money transmitting.

For the charge of conspiring to commit money laundering, the maximum statutory penalties are 20 years in Federal prison and a maximum statutory fine of $250,000. For the charge of conspiring to conduct an illegal money transmitting business, the maximum statutory penalties are 5 years in Federal prison and a maximum statutory fine of $250,000.

Human Organ Trafficking

Levy-Izhak Rosenbaum, 58, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with conspiracy to transport human organs

For the charge of conspiring to transport human organs, the maximum statutory penalties are 5 years in Federal prison and a maximum statutory fine of $250,000.

Corruption is a Way of Life in an ethics-free zone.

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