Saturday, April 07, 2007

Public Corruption in NJ reaches New Heights


"All public officials in New Jersey should remain on notice," warned U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie, who often notes his office has convicted 107 government officials on corruption charges in the last five years.

The "old" ways of doing things in New Jersey are being called into question, prompting legislators to vow to bring change to a state renowned for corruption.

"The events of the past year have shed light on the deficiencies of a number of government agencies and procedures," said Senate President Richard J. Codey, D-Essex.

Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts Jr., D-Camden, said recent events provide opportunity for lawmakers to take action on ethics reforms in the next 90 days, before they break for the summer and re-election campaigns.