A New Jersey rabbi Thursday faced five years in prison for a $1.5 million international money-laundering scheme that stretched to Japan and Uganda.
The first of dozens of New Jersey officials caught in a corruption probe was facing trial Monday on bribery charges, court observers said.
Deputy Jersey City Mayor Leona Beldini, one of 44 people arrested in a massive corruption sting this summer, pleaded innocent Wednesday.
Solomon Dwek, the key witness in a massive New Jersey corruption case, pleaded guilty Tuesday to real estate fraud charges, court observers said.
A bomb threat interrupted a wedding at a synagogue on the Jersey Shore in an area of New Jersey at the center of recent corruption arrests.
A second New Jersey mayor has announced his resignation after more than a dozen political figures were caught up in a huge corruption scandal.
The corruption investigation that led to the arrest of several New Jersey politicians also snared five Jewish rabbis Thursday on money-laundering charges.