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FBI would charge Paterson mayoral candidate with corruption and other offenses

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By Miguel Cruz Tejada
June 25, 2013

New York – The New Jersey District Attorney will consider presenting a case under investigation for several years, against Paterson Councilman and mayoral candidate Rigo Rodriguez, to the Grand Jury. The charges involve corruption, nepotism, election fraud and other offenses, according to sources close to the investigation. In 2010, during his reelection campaign, Rodriguez was arrested by the New Jersey State Police. Charges included witness tampering, voter fraud, and tampering with public records, related to an investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice and New Jersey State Police into the May 2010 Paterson city council election. (Paterson councilman Rigo Rodriguez arrested alongside wife, campaign manager - NorthJersey.com) The investigation was coordinated by Detective Brian Murphy of the New Jersey State Police Official Corruption North Unit and Deputy Attorney General Vincent Militello of the Division of Criminal Justice Corruption Bureau. This type of case is usually under the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Because the charges are indictable offenses, the case is subject to presentation to a grand jury for potential indictment. Second-degree crimes carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison and a criminal fine of $150,000, while third-degree crimes carry a maximum sentence of five years in state prison and a $15,000 fine. However, poised to throw his hat into the ring for the mayoralty of the city, the councilman seems unfazed by his pending charges, and dismissive of his criminal record. Sussy Melendez, and Many Perez, allegedly affected by Rodriguez´s business practices described the councilman as ´´not only corrupt, but a thief.¨ Gustavo Montes said ¨Rigo´s documented business ‘troubles’ include an extensive list of civil law suits, judgments and tax liens that are reflective of shady, dishonest, and “on the edge” of the law business practices.¨

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Federales acusarían de corrupción y otros delitos aspirante dominicano a la alcaldía de Paterson

I wonder if this guy were a Republican if this news would be so buried? Voter fraud? Come on, according to Democrats there's no voter fraud, but they claim TEA Partyers are terrorists.
 
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