Sources told WNBC.com that several of the officials were allegedly caught in a sting operation accepting payoffs from undercover agents. Officials said the officials took bribes to steer insurance contracts for schools and municipalities. The officials charged serve in at least three counties including Essex, Atlantic and Passaic.
The FBI set up an undercover insurance company and used cooperating witnesses to catch the officials on tape demanding payments ranging from $1,500 to $17,000, investigators said. And the suspects were demanding ongoing payoffs from the undercover insurance brokers, authorities said.
The charges are just the latest in dozens of corruption-related arrests across New Jersey in recent years.
Nowhere in the article do they mention the suspects’ party affiliation.
Fellow Jersey blooger Lawhawk noticed, too.