MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2005 CONTACT: Carl Mayer 609-921-0253
2:30 PM (609)462-7979 (cell)
NEW FRONT OPENED IN WAR ON NJ CORRUPTION
NJ WHISTLEBLOWERS ASK GRAND JURY TO INDICT NORCROSS
NOVEL LEGAL FILING COULD ALTER NJ POLITICS
ASK US A.G. TO GET TOUGH ON NJ POLITICAL CORRUPTION
WHAT: Press Conference.
WHERE: New Jersey Statehouse Steps.
WHEN: Monday, August 8 at 2:30 pm.
WHO: John Gural, Mayor of Palmyra and Carl Mayer, Former Princeton Committeeman.
New Jersey’s leading whistleblowers and corruption-fighters have joined forces in a new legal filing that could have important implications for ending criminal political corruption in New Jersey.
The whistleblowers will announce that they have submitted to a federal grand jury sitting in Trenton, New Jersey transcripts and other evidence from the Norcross/Commerce Bank investigation. They will be asking the Grand Jury to independently indict -- without the participation of the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey -- George Norcross and Commerce Bank for conspiracy to commit bribery in violation of the federal Hobbs Act and for obstruction of justice.
The whistleblowers will also release a letter delivered to the Attorney General of the United States requesting a meeting.
The letter outlines a six-point plan that the Justice Department can immediately implement to end criminal political corruption in New Jersey. The letter requests, among other things, that a Special Grand Jury be convened to hear evidence of criminal political corruption in New Jersey. The whistleblowers will also ask that the Justice Department immediately bring in the most powerful county bosses for questioning regarding their knowledge of politicians and lobbyists already convicted of crimes in New Jersey.