Defendant sentenced in corruption case
(AP) - A defendant in New Jersey's largestcorruption probe has been sentenced to five months in prison formoney laundering.
Shimon Haber pleaded guilty in January toa money laundering conspiracy charge.
The Brooklyn, N.Y., resident was among 44 people arrested inJuly in a two-track investigation into international moneylaundering and political corruption.
The 34-year-old worked as a real estate developer in New Yorkand New Jersey.
Haber admitted helping government witness Solomon Dwek laundermoney used to bribe a Union City official in exchange for permits.
Haber is the fifth person to be sentenced in the overall case,but the first among the defendants accused of money laundering. The sentenced was handed down Tuesday in Newark.