Figure in NJ corruption scandal found dead

(AP) - Authorities say a political consultant who was one of 44 people arrested in last week's massive New Jersey political corruption scandal has been found dead in his Jersey City apartment. Hudson

News 12 Staff

Jul 29, 2009, 5:38 PM

Updated 5,463 days ago

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(AP) - Authorities say a political consultant who was one of 44 people arrested in last week's massive New Jersey political corruption scandal has been found dead in his Jersey City apartment. Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio says a relative foundthe body of 61-year-old Jack Shaw and called police shortly after 5p.m. Tuesday. Federal prosecutors had accused Shaw of taking $10,000 in bribesfor himself from a government informant and proposing that thecooperating witness make a $10,000 campaign contribution to anunnamed Jersey City official. DeFazio told The Jersey Journal of Jersey City that the deathdoes not appear to be a homicide. He said an autopsy will determinethe cause of death.


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