NJ Municipal Prosecutor Charged in Drug Scheme

Bergen County prosecutor said the lawyer "facilitated" a relationship to launder money.

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    Bergen County prosecutors say a northern New Jersey lawyer helped two large-scale marijuana distributors launder money.

    Forty-four-year-old Marcanton Macri of Edgewater, who serves as a municipal prosecutor in North Bergen, was freed Saturday after posting $50,000 bail. That came one day after he was arrested on financial facilitation and money laundering charges.
    County Prosecutor John Molinelli said Macri "facilitated'' a relationship between two Edgewater residents -- 43-year-old Matthew Martin and 34-year-old Danny Saleh -- and the assistant manager of a local bank.
    Molinelli says Martin and Saleh would exchange lower denominations of money for $100 bills before taking bimonthly trips to northern California, where they allegedly bought hundreds of pounds of marijuana and mailed it back to New Jersey.
    Macri, Martin and Saleh did not return phone messages.
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