Another Guilty Plea in Massive Jersey Corruption Case

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    Solomon Dwek, a key witness in the government's public corruption case.

    A former real estate investor has pleaded guilty in New Jersey's largest corruption sting.

    Itzhak Friedlander faces 24 to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. He was one of 44 people arrested last July in a massive federal corruption and money laundering sting.

    Friedlander admitted laundering money through the Union City office of developer Moshe Altman. Prosecutors contend Friedlander, Altman and a third man took checks from federal informant Solomon Dwek and converted them into cash through a religious charity.

    Friedlander is the 14th defendant to plead guilty or be convicted in the sting. Neither he nor his lawyer commented after Thursday's hearing.