NBC New York: Former Aide to Newark’s Cory Booker Indicted on Corruption Charges

NBC New York: Former Aide to Newark’s Cory Booker Indicted on Corruption Charges

A former deputy mayor of Newark, an aide to Mayor Cory Booker who resigned amid the statewide corruption probe last year, was indicted on charges of steering city contracts to a company he had a financial interest in, federal authorities said.

And it immediately raised a political cloud over Booker, who’s running for re-election this Spring.

Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Ronald Salahuddin was named in a multi-count indictment that was the subject of an afternoon press conference in Newark. U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said Salahuddin sold his office, steering business to a company in which he had a financial interest.

The indictment makes clear wiretaps were used, quoting a Consultant working with Salahuddin as saying of City Hall officials, “They’re all corrupt except [the Mayor].”

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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