Cory Booker was offered a brown envelope with somewhere between $20,000 and $30,000 cash during his tenure as mayor of the largest city in New Jersey, corrupt Newark.
A cash bribe from a high-ranking official employed by the City of Newark who wanted a promotion. One of several.
“It was never reported but it is well known,” one law enforcement source said. “It happened and it happened all the time.”
Did Booker pocket the cash bribe?
“That’s a question for Booker to answer, but the individual who offered the money was promoted and promoted after that,” the law enforcement source said. “If Booker didn’t take the money, he didn’t report the bribe. We know there was more than one bribe offered and nothing was reported.”
By New Jersey statute, the mayor of any city or municipality is also in charge of its police department. And required by law to report bribes. Booker served as Newark mayor from 2006 through 2013.
“By law Booker should have reported any attempted bribes to the Newark Police or the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office or Trenton (NJ Attorney General’s Office),” one well-placed Essex County source said. “No attempted bribes were reported yet we know he was offered cash.
But you have to realize that money might have come from law enforcement so who would you report it to? And if you pocket the cash you don’t tell anyone. Either way, Booker broke laws and it should have been investigated.”
Booker could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Shocking allegations that for years have been silenced by the Democratic newspapers and liberal journalists in New Jersey who have always had a dilemma telling the truth about Democrats, especially powerful politicians like U.S. Senator Cory Booker.
True Pundit does not share such a dilemma.
Booker’s squeaky-clean national image as a darling of the Democratic party is anything but that when you listen to the stories of well-placed government and law enforcement sources in Essex County where Newark is located. Newark, for decades, has two things it is well known for: Democratic rule. And corruption.
Newark’s police department during Bookers rule, along with portions of the Essex County Prosecutor’s office were engaged in political pay for play schemes and a system of under-the-table political contributions greasing the coffers and campaigns of several Democrats. While Booker was running the city.
Before his appointment to the U.S. Senate to fill the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s seat, Booker was in charge of Newark and corruption was rampant as it was under long-time mayor Sharpe James who served federal prison time for corruption and law enforcement sources said Booker did very little to quash it. And might have lined his pockets.
Just like his lap dogs in the New Jersey media.
This story is developing.