Will Brian Stack get caught up in Operation Bid Rig III? August 2, 2009Posted by jefhenningeresq in News.
Tags: Attorney, Corruption, Crime, Law, Lawyer, New Jersey, News, Operation Bid Rig III
Yesterday, the Record reportedthat a donation of $4,000 from BH Property Management shows up on a 2007 campaign finance report for Union City First, a political action committee linked to Union City Mayor Brian Stack. The company has been identified in a federal complaint as “an FBI undercover company” that was used to facilitate money laundering. Of course, this doesn’t mean that every dollar the company gave was used or intended to be used to facilitate criminal activity.
However, this story comes a day after the Star Ledger reportedthat Solomon Dwek, the cooperating witness who was at the heart of the 44 arrests of Operation Bid Rig III which ensnared three mayors, two state assemblymen and five rabbis. Dwek reportedly gave $2,600 to Stack as well as $3,500 to U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez. Menendez claimed to not know who Dwek was.
It seems like Stack has either been contacted by law enforcement or had some indication that he would be looked at as he has hired attorney Dennis McAlevy. McAlevy has also represented former Hoboken Mayor Anthony J. Russo who pled guilty to extorting $317,220 from accounting firm in exchange for contracts. Russo was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
I’m sure that as OBR3 moves on, some of the 44 people will provide evidence against others who have not been arrested yet. Whether or not Stack is one of them remains to be seen.