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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Corzine: Surely You Jest

"Surely you jest." - Jon Corzine's response to a question about a federal investigation that focuses on contributions made to his campaign manager, Susan Bass Levin, during her run for Congress in 2000. The investigation was aimed at the "pay-to-play" culture that critics of New Jersey politics say is so rampant across the state.

U.S. Attorney Chris Christie has taken over a state investigation into JCA Associates Inc., amid accusations that New Jersey Attorney General Peter Harvey squelched the probe to protect prominent Democrats with ties to the Moorestown firm.

The investigation focused on whether JCA had illegally reimbursed employees for donations to federal campaigns, including Levin's. Law enforcement officials told The Philadelphia Inquirer that investigators were also examining whether there was a "quid pro quo" involved in a $300,000 contract JCA received from Cherry Hill when Levin was mayor and running for Congress.

DynamoBuzz has more on the investigation and brings up a good point – “Ms. Levin hasn't been indicted yet, and as long as your name isn't Karl Rove, you're innocent until proven guilty.”

More online reports here: Feds probe top official in Corzine campaign, Corzine Campaign Official Investigated, FBI looks into N.J. campaign donations



1 Comments:

At 3:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a proposal. Considering all the money that is wasted through fraud and corruption in this state and the lack of term limits, I propose as a pilot program a tax incentive of 500 dollars per person to those voters that vote incumbents out out of office in each election. I would assume that either you would have to be benfitting greatly from the public dole or the candidate would have to be tantamount to the second coming for you to vote otherwise.

 

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