NJ official resigns amid corruption arrests

(AP) - New Jersey's Community Affairs Commissioner has resigned amid a sweeping corruption investigation that has ensnared three mayors, two state legislators and several rabbis. Speaking Thursday at

News 12 Staff

Jul 24, 2009, 2:57 AM

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(AP) - New Jersey's Community Affairs Commissioner has resigned amid a sweeping corruption investigation that has ensnared three mayors, two state legislators and several rabbis.
Speaking Thursday at a news conference, Gov. Jon Corzine said he asked Joseph Doria to step down and Doria agreed to leave office.
When asked why he made the request, Corzine said "Simple: can he be effective in the office that he holds under the conditions that there is a serious investigation going on in the context of this deep vein of corruption that was unveiled today - and the answer is no."
To watch the press conference announcing the arrests and statements from Gov. Corzine, go to Channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.


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