Snitch who snared NJ politicians faces sentencing

NEWARK - The man at the center of the biggest corruption bust in state history is set to be sentenced today on bank fraud and money laundering charges.

Solomon Dwek agreed to wear a wire for the government after he was caught depositing two $25 million checks drawn on a closed account and then making $23 million worth of wire transfers.

Not long after his arrest, Dwek agreed to wear a wire for the government. His secretly recorded videotapes made over a three-year period led to the arrest of more than 40 people in Operation Bid Rig. Those arrested included two state assemblymen and the mayors of Hoboken, Secaucus and Ridgefield.

The vast majority have been convicted or pleaded guilty.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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