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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

FLASH: Consultant caught in NJ 44 arrest sweep found DEAD

Jack M. Shaw, a consultant among the 44 people arrested in the New Jersey alleged corruption cases last week,
has been found dead. Edward J. DeFazio, the Hudson County prosecutor, said the circumstances surrounding the case of his death are "suspicious", as The New York Times reported Tuesday, July 28.
Who is this Shaw?
Mr. Shaw was a longtime Democratic operative who cut his teeth working for Mayor Richard J. Daley of Chicago and later was a campaign aide to Gov. Jim Florio.
He also worked on Robert G. Torricelli’s 1996 Senate race, Robert E. Andrews’s 1997 bid for the Democratic nomination for governor, and Jon S. Corzine’s election to the Senate in 2000.
Over time, he became a fixture in Hudson County Democratic circles. He was an adviser to Robert C. Janiszewski, the former county executive later convicted of corruption.

Making things messy, at the least, is the relationship between Shaw and the Jersey City mayor:
Prosecutors said Mr. Shaw proposed that Mr. Dwek make $10,000 in donations to the re-election campaign of the Jersey City mayor, Jerramiah T. Healy, in exchange for approvals.
According to a federal complaint, Mr. Shaw later told Mr. Dwek that he had given the money to Mr. Healy.
Aides to Mr. Healy, who has not been charged and has denied any wrongdoing, did not respond to requests for comment on Tuesday night.

It might be early to say this, but this strikes me as looking more like a thriller or a story of the likes of "The Sopranos."

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