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FBI Arrests Trenton Mayor

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"Trenton makes, and the world takes", but the mob has dibs on everything. And by mob we mean the city's mayor, who in collaboration with a convicted sex offender, were just arrested by the FBI. At least we now have a reason why jobs in New Jersey are "confirming" the stock market "recovery."

From Fox:

Federal agents have arrested the mayor of New Jersey's capital city as part of an ongoing corruption investigation.


Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, his brother, Ralphiel, and convicted sex offender Joseph Giorgianni, are accused of conspiring to obstruct, delay and affect interstate commerce by extortion.


Federal prosecutors allege Mack agreed to use his influence in connection with a proposed parking garage project.


Court documents show federal agents began investigating Mack and the others in September 2010. They searched their homes in July of this year.


Authorities say the defendants received $54,000 and anticipated accepting another $65,000 from a cooperating witness who purported to be a developer.


The arrests took place Monday morning.


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Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:11 | 2778204 GetZeeGold
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Jon Corzine.....still at large.


Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:15 | 2778221 Almost Solvent
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Mayor must not have contributed enough to the Corzine bailout fundraiser

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:23 | 2778265 surf0766
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Does Holder's old law firm represent the Mayor?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:40 | 2778329 Stackers
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Mon, 09/10/2012 - 12:01 | 2778642 Problem Is
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Eric "Empty Suit" Holder?

Has that worthless cock sucker shown up for his first day of work at the DOJ yet?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 21:54 | 2780528 Hive Raid
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No, no, it's Eric "My People" Holder.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:19 | 2778248 mberry8870
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Ya know I just "liked" your comment and now I realize I should not have. It was merely an issue of sloppy recordkeeping during a chaotic time. It wasn't betting on soviergns and then using customer seg to prop up the position, it was not stealing seg. funds (~1.2B) for the first time in history, JP Morgan ALWAYS asks for back-up confirmation from ALL customers to verify that the movement of money is legit. 


I AM A FUCKING MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:22 | 2778261 GetZeeGold
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Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:50 | 2778363 mberry8870
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Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:50 | 2778360 CatoRenasci
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Ho, hum! Just another Jersey Democrat at work

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:56 | 2778393 12ToothAssassin
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Ho, hum! Just another politician at work


There, fixed it for you.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 12:12 | 2778680 ElvisDog
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I think it's more along the lines of this is what you get whenever one party (doesn't matter Dems or Repubs) is permanently in power and can't lose an election no matter what they do. I am absolutely convinced that if this mayor ran for re-election that he would win. I live in the Seattle area, and there are districts where literally the Democrat incumbent could be caught on video raping a high school student and still be re-elected. Corruption always follows if one party is permanently in office.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 13:45 | 2779050 LongSoupLine
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Fucking shithole...only thing worse is it's neighbor, Camden.  However, the real crime is being committed right up the road at one of the largest criminal producers in the world...


Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:11 | 2778208 Cognitive Dissonance
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Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:33 | 2778241 Tortfeasor
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Did it have to happen in NJ? A post-partem Snooki bottom covered in NJ sewage seaweed? No thankyou!

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:38 | 2778321 EscapeKey
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I think all participants are pissing so heavily in the water that it (almost) compensates for the ebb tide.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 12:13 | 2778687 A Nanny Moose
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This is Jersey. Wouldn't receding water expose dead bodies?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 23:33 | 2780718 monad
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Bare Sterns 2012

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:12 | 2778209 lance_manion
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Will they be released in time to vote for Obama?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:38 | 2778317 Abiotic Oil
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It was probably a lack of proper campaign contributions that turned the all seing eye's gaze in their direction.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:45 | 2778342 scatterbrains
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Is this the guy that helped block the privatization of the city water works which the TBTF's were licking their chops over ? If true  I would have thought pool drowning or something but connecting him to a pediphile is pretty good I have to say.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 18:55 | 2779190 4horse
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immune to prosecution


immune to accusation


take a wild g/s who isn't . . . over a potential 100,000

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:14 | 2778215 fuu
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Extortion is still a crime?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:16 | 2778226 Deo vindice
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Not really. Only if you get caught.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:18 | 2778236 mickeyman
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Depends who you extort

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:31 | 2778292 spanish inquisition
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The mechanism was not correct, they went outside of approved campaign contribution channels.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:20 | 2778250 Sauk Leader
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People actually stop and get out of thier cars in Trenton?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:23 | 2778263 CrimsonAvenger
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Only people with guns, and only if they really have to.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:23 | 2778266 NewAmericaNow
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The Federal government doesn't like competition.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 13:42 | 2779036 LongSoupLine
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It's only a crime for some.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:14 | 2778216 mberry8870
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A start.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:16 | 2778227 Lost Wages
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This should be a lesson to all of you. Any up 'n' coming wannabe croney has to take enough bribe money that he can afford to bribe the FBI to keep his ass out of jail.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:36 | 2778316 Bastiat
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The FBI has a very strict code of ethics! You can't bribe the FBI!   You bribe the people they take orders from, primarily through campaign contributions.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 12:48 | 2778804 Lost Wages
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Haha. Yeah. Everyone has a "strict code of ethics" just like everyone has a price. :)

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:16 | 2778228 Rainman
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These guys are the sardines in a vast ocean of local gubermint larceny.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:16 | 2778230 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Wasn't this an episode of the Sopranos? Maybe thats how they cracked the case, it was just like TV! Maybe the FBI will have a rash of meth busts once they start watching breaking bad.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:18 | 2778234 Joe Davola
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Were the Saudi's going to own the parking garage and lease it back to the city?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:18 | 2778239 Dr. Engali
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I wonder if they have any clue where Corzine is.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:19 | 2778246 fonzannoon
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We should start by asking the two people who down arrowed the first comment.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:39 | 2778327 GetZeeGold
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Sherlock Holmes is in the house.


Mon, 09/10/2012 - 12:25 | 2778730 resurger
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Am sure that 1.2bn of re-hypothecated money can buy you immpunity and a new hedge fund.

God bless the mayor of NY Michael Bloomberg </go>

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:19 | 2778244 mayhem
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Trenton might be the capital but nobody in Jersey really knows that except maybe kids in school. New Jersey is the shore, Newark and NYC. Might as well just sell Trenton to PA.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:22 | 2778259 Joe Davola
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On behalf of PA, let me say thank you, but no.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:43 | 2778334 prains
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Trenton looks eerily like a preinvaded Stalingrad, god help them

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:21 | 2778253 pods
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Guy was just a small fry.  Some red meat for the proles to get them to believe the FEDs are doing something.

Now, steal billions like Corzine and you get to walk away.

My guess is he knows where all the bodies are buried.  So he will never see jail.  Hot tub heart attack, but no jail.


Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:57 | 2778357 Cognitive Dissonance
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It's an interesting twist on the old saying. It now reads..... "Owe steal $10,000 and you have a problem, owe steal $1,000,000,000 and the bank has everyone else but you has a problem."


Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:21 | 2778254 GMadScientist
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Do not piss off Tammany Hall, mook.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:21 | 2778256 TrustWho
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Jon Corzine is TBTJ (J = Jail). FBI claims the defendants accepted $54,000 (so mayor accepted less than $54,000). A good law firm would consume this in about one day.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:28 | 2778281 ParkAveFlasher
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Perfect together.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:29 | 2778283 PaperBear
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I want to see more arrests of crooked politicians.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 23:34 | 2780722 monad
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I want front row seats at the mass execution.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:30 | 2778287 Ricky Bobby
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Reality Show Perp Walk. Must make a show trial once and a while so the sheeple believe the 3 letter gangs are serving and protecting.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:37 | 2778314 larz
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A public official arrested?!?!?!?!?! thats odd!       Oh dear I hope he gets to keep his pension the poor guy

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:37 | 2778315 Seasmoke
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this what happens when you put a thug from the start, into a government NJ this a non story, saw this coming the day he was sworn in

the brothers are now learning about the problems of being THE MAN.....careful what you wish for !!!!!!!!!!!!

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:40 | 2778322 larz
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from Trenton to Washington  Thats affirmatationalism - you know

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:39 | 2778324 Berg Canon
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The investigation began in 2010...How much did that cost? Probably amount to them spending 1.6 million for a 54k crime

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:41 | 2778333 larz
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THATS why Corzine needed to steal all that money silly

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:41 | 2778331 RSloane
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I'm sure the FBI won't stop with the arrest of just the mayor, and...... I also believe in unicorns.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:41 | 2778332 bob_dabolina
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I want bigger goverment so I can have more of this.

Gubbermint is goooooood


Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:49 | 2778354 Miss Expectations
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Just goes to show you, you better not claim to make anything.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:52 | 2778372 Anasteus
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The problem is that he received only $54,000. If he had received $54 billion he would have been promoted to at least the head of Treasury.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 11:47 | 2778600 FlyoverCountryS...
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Or the CEO of Solyndra

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:56 | 2778395 Inthemix96
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Yes, and the right honourable fucking jon corzine is still walking about living and fucking breathing like a normal human being.

How the fuck that fat cunt has not been offed is beyond me.  This daft get takes $54,000 spoons and gets his collar felt.

And jon the fat fucking swindler, cunt on a rope corzine is swanning about after nicking $1,600,000,000?

Talking about disparity here bitchez, this world is going fucking insane.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 11:15 | 2778466 Cognitive Dissonance
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Sorry......but I don't speak jive. Could someone translate for me? :)

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 11:18 | 2778485 Inthemix96
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Nice cog, ;-)

You get the idea though?  I had'nt even realised I typed that like that.  Anger mate, gets the better sometimes.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 11:28 | 2778538 Cognitive Dissonance
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Actually the really frightening part was that I understood exactly what you meant........and I still don't speak jive. :>)

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 11:38 | 2778572 Inthemix96
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Great minds eh?

When justice does come.  It will be sweet my friend.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 12:16 | 2778698 Problem Is
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The Fallacy of the Just World Hypothesis...

A widely held myth narrative in societies where the serfs are routinely sodomized...

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 11:28 | 2778534 infinity8
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greenie for the slang and i'd give you another for the comment if i could.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:57 | 2778401 adr
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The dude must have forgot to have a good "bag man". The FBI was investigating Frank Jackson the mayor of Cleveland for years. They could never get him because they couldn't connect him to his bag man. Every property developer in town knew who to bribe to get a contract, and everyone knew Jackson aproved the contracts. Somehow he never got "paid".

The FBI was too stupid to wait outside XO Steakhouse. The local hush money transfer point. You'll never see anyone actually eating there, but hundred thousand dollar cars pull up all the time.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:59 | 2778407 Its_the_economy...
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A parking garage is the merely the vehicle for a massive ponzi. First, get the city to back the bonds for the cheapest bond rate (Payoff city officials). Then sell 140% to 200% of the actual project cost in bonds and pocket the difference. Next, require kickbacks from the General Contractor. Then, sell the completed project at 140% of borrowed cost (probably to the city itself). Next, buy popcorn and watch it collapse from your armchair.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 11:22 | 2778507 Juan Wild
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petty stuff. when will anyone arrest Bernanke?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 11:28 | 2778536 Meesohaawnee
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maybe he didnt raise enough money for obummer?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 11:35 | 2778562 Ralph Spoilsport
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"What Trenton makes, the world takes.

What the world refuses, Trenton uses."

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 13:52 | 2778570 Tuco Benedicto ...
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The FBI should arrest the one that oversees their own terrorist organization Robert S. Mueller III!


Mon, 09/10/2012 - 11:38 | 2778571 Dactuck
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Good 'ole Dirty Jersey, at it again!

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 11:45 | 2778597 libertador
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new jersey...tony soprano's homeland.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 11:57 | 2778615 Problem Is
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Hey FBI Idiots: Still Can't Find Any Crime on Wall Street?

While you have been investigating $119,000 in bribes in Trenton NJ since 2010...

Less than 80 miles away on Wall Street there have been TRILLIONS in felony fraud, theft, corruption and bribes to federal officials going on for years before 2010...

All the while you ass bites have been SOOOOOO busy finding mentally deficient muslims, buying them explosives, driving them to alleged bomb sites and arresting them...

Hey FBI Idiots: Which is Bigger?
$1,190,000,000,000 ???

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 12:08 | 2778668 jumbo maverick
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Trenton parking garage=economic stimulis?

I bet you ask every single resident of Trenton and they will tell you they never wanted any money spent on a parking garage

Must have been "chaotic" down at city hall during those discussions

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 14:02 | 2779149 Fix It Again Timmy
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Just the mayor?...

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 14:37 | 2779284 Never One Roach
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Free Corzine!!

Parole Mozillo !!!

Reprieve Madhof...



Mon, 09/10/2012 - 15:30 | 2779472 lolmao500
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FBI, always going after small potatoes...

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