Posted by: Debbie Abrams Kaplan | November 20, 2009

Ordering a hit…and other NJ scandals

I realize I’m now in Soprano’s country, so maybe I’m just a tad more sensitive to stories about hit men.

From the paper this week: former NJ accountant on trial for allegedly plotting to kill his ex-wife’s divorce attorney. The motive? He lost shared custody of his sons.

And another. Formerly prominent Newark defense lawyer (and former Army major) is accused of plotting to kill witnesses, conspiring to distribute cocaine, attempted witness bribery and running a $1,000/hour brothel (he pleaded guilty for that last charge).

Then there’s the former state senator who got 2.5 years in prison for fraud and extortion. Previously a “plumber from Paramus,” he’s the 6th former member of the legislature since 2006 to be convicted of corruption, according to the Star Ledger.

And I’m not even going to comment on the state’s biggest scandal, involving at least 44 people (including three mayors, two assemblymen and a bunch of orthodox rabbis).

Welcome to New Jersey!


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