Eleven NJ officials arrested in federal corruption sting Jeannie Shawl at 1:46 PM ET
[JURIST] Eleven sitting and former in northern New Jersey's Monmouth County were arrested and charged [DOJ press release] Tuesday as part of a federal corruption sting. Ten of the officials were charged with extorting cash bribes and free work from a contractor working undercover for the FBI. The eleventh official faces money laundering charges. According to Christopher Christie [official profile], US Attorney for New Jersey, 76 New Jersey public officials have been charged or convicted in a series of corruption cases over the past three years. Individual criminal complaints for the Monmouth County officials are available from the DOJ. AP has more.
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