The Corea guilty plea followed just 5 weeks after the Ricciardi indictment. Do you think that was coincidence?
Take the observations of GA source E. Sophie Gus:
I don't think it’s ever been put in its proper perspective what's been done when the Feds came in and took over. Which is understood by someone who has experience in this world and understands what was made available to prosecutors. It's unprecedented in terms of the amount of data turned over voluntarily. Turned over voluntarily because the mayor found out cyber crimes were committed by people on the city payroll. So she asked authorities to come in and asked to investigate. which was the proverbial camel's nose under the tent. Now they have the data banks of a city of 50,000 to go through. And they’re going to track and trace various other relationships. This has tentacles everywhere.
...plus the words of Mr.s Patrick Ricciardi:
...and the evidence of a long-standing 'work' relationship between Ricciardi and Corea:
|Corea and Ricciardi on a junket to Israel for Unitronics , the company running the Hoboken garage (credit: MSV)|
Now, remember what Corea was doing since December 9, 2009, the day he was indicted for stealing $600K from the HPU.
He spent the last 2 years waiting for Monmouth County to schedule a trial date. Waiting until....
Patrick Ricciardi is busted on November 9, 2011.
The subtext of the Ricciardi complaint are the mere 3 charges for the theft of perhaps hundreds of thousands of emails. Awfully charitable for a theft of such magnitude. The Feds have Ricciardi by the coconuts. They have the City's servers.
What happened next?
Corea pleads GUILTY 5 weeks later. After waiting 2 years for a trial.
More: AG Paula Dow signals she's going after him hard- 8 years plus a $300,000 fine. Maybe that will get Corea's lips moving, now that he's throwing himself at the 'mercy' of the court. Perhaps thecourt will be more merciful if he gives up some 'friends'?
Think about the Pandora's box the City servers are in the hands of the Feds. Given voluntarily by our mayor, Dawn Zimmer.
Think about how ANOTHER Hoboken Mayor turned the F.B.I. away from investigating criminal activity here- arson. A poster on Patch recalled it:
As I read the articular on "Reliving Hoboken's History of Fire", it saddens me to read how the press is not willing to give the full story of the 70s-80s fires. How then mayor Cappiello refused FBI help with the investigations, how many of this mayor's friends took ownership of many of these buildings by using Corporation names. How many people died during these fires, exp. 2nd and Clinton 22 deaths, 1st and Washington 5 deaths along with a mother clinching her baby in her arms. 2nd and 3rd and Madison the many lives lost due to fires. And here is the kicker, the one suspected arson that was believed to be hired by (NO NAMES WILL BE MENTIONED)... Was found dead by the railroad tracks shortly after his name was mentioned to the police dept. by witness's seeing him fleeing from a couple of these fires. I will never forget the times that many of my friends and family had to setup there own fire watch's because the City did not want to get involved in helping the citizens. But now several decades later I hear all the problems going on in this town, and all i say is Karma. I still drive through this small city about twice a year. And remember the youth, more more sadly remember my friends and others that died in these horrific fires. And pray that someday, someone will open these files and give the family and friends closure.If only ONE reason is needed for voters to re-elect Dawn Zimmer it's this: SHE called the F.B.I.in to Hoboken. She gave them our servers and continues to cooperate with state prosecutors and the Feds to clean up this dirty town. Here's what she told Patch:
When Zimmer came into office in 2009, she said, she started by moving Corea to "to another department at a lower salary. I then worked to provide information from the Parking Utility to the Attorney General’s office so he could be held accountable for his actions."You could say Zimmer already saved NJ taxpayers the expense of a trial- Corea's. And GA expects more where this came from.
"We need to remain vigilant to ensure that our citizens receive the honest and effective government that they deserve," Zimmer said, "and I will continue to work to ensure that our dynamic and vibrant City is known for all the great things it has to offer to residents and visitors."
It's not just the crime, it's the cover-up: "It's been all cleared up!"