Another Defendant Sentenced in NJ Corruption Sweep

Tuesday, May 25, 2010  |  Updated 11:30 AM EDT
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Another Defendant Sentenced in NJ Corruption Sweep

A defendant in New Jersey's largest corruption probe has been sentenced to five months in prison followed by five months home confinement for money laundering.

Shimon Haber pleaded guilty in January to a money laundering conspiracy charge.

The Brooklyn, N.Y., resident was among 44 people arrested in July in a two-track investigation into international money laundering and political corruption.

The 34-year-old worked as a real estate developer in New York and New Jersey. Haber admitted helping government witness, Solomon Dwek, a member of his Syrian Jewish community, launder money used to bribe a Union City official in exchange for permits. Haber's family members wept as the sentenced was handed down Tuesday in Newark.

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