The Jersey Sting
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Investigative reporters Ted Sherman and Josh Margolin give an inside account of a federal sting operation that moves from the streets of Brooklyn to the diners of Jersey City, and all the way to Israel. Their book The Jersey Sting: A True Story of Crooked Pols, Money-Laundering Rabbis, Black Market Kidneys, and the Informant Who Brought It All Down details the bizarre crime: Among the 44 people arrested in July 2009 were three mayors, five Orthodox rabbis, two state legislators, and the deputy mayor of Jersey City. At the center of the story was Solomon Dwek, who perpetrated a $50 million Ponzi scheme before copping a plea and wearing a wire as a secret FBI undercover informant.