Informant Allegations Surface in NJ Corruption Sting
Recently released documents in New Jersey’s largest corruption case show the government’s main informant\ claimed he received favors from several politicians, including a man Gov. Chris Christie has nominated for a judgeship.
Solomon Dwek claims he was tipped off early to foreclosure sales by former Monmouth County Sheriff Joseph Oxley, who was nominated last month by Christie to be a state Superior Court judge.
A message left for Oxley was not returned.
Dwek also claims he got political favors from state Sen. Joseph Kyrillos, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. A Kyrillos spokesman said the lawmaker never helped Dwek, and Dwek’s campaign contributions were donated to charity when Kyrillos found out Dwek was “a con man.”
Neither Oxley nor Kyrillos was charged with wrongdoing. The Star-Ledger first reported the story.
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