Dennis Elwell is the Secaucus, NJ Mayor arrested in an FBI sting this morning. See video below. See updates below.
Newly elected Hoboken mayor, Peter Cammarano III (Democrat) was also arrested this morning, as well as Lumberton Township administrator and State Assemblyman, Daniel Van Pelt (Republican) You can view Cammarano's FBI complaint here.
According to the Wall Street Journal, 44 people have been charged, including religious leaders.
Update 7-23-09 6:35 p.m. CDT: Elwell is charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right. This charge can bring a penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a maximum statutory fine of $250,000.00 Update 7-25-09: Dennis Elwell is out on bail of $100,000.00 unsecured bond. He is one of the few defendants allowed to travel for business purposes only. His family trucking company travels to Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.
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