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The Jersey sting : a true story of corrupt pols, money-laundering rabbis, black market kidneys, and the informant who brought it all down

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364.38 S553

In a fascinating true crime tale of financial deception, betrayal, fraud and political corruption The Jersey Sting  recounts a long joint investigation between the then New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s Office of Chris Christie and the FBI. The linchpin of this investigation was Solomon Dwek, an FBI informant who eventually netted dozens involved in a web of government corruption and money laundering throughout New Jersey. Many New Jersey politicians and rabbis from the New Jersey and New York Hasidic and Sephardic Jewish communities were taken down. Even a kidney transplant illegal broker was eventually turned over.  Solomon Dwek was a con artist, a trusted member of the tight knit Sephardic Jewish community in Deal, New Jersey as well as a rabbi’s son.  He mostly conned members of his own community by running Ponzi schemes covering for fake real estate deals that never came to fruition.  He was eventually caught and that was when the U.S. Attorney’s office and FBI realized that they could use him as an informant – but no one knew how explosive the sting would eventually turn out to be.

 

 

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