Day 6 since the March 9 arrest of his best friend and NJ Assembly Chief of Staff , Christopher Campos, and what have we heard from Carmelo Garcia?
On March 12 he congratulated his "alma mater" Seton Hall (not Harvard) for their "2016 NE Champions" basketball victory.
On March 13 he facebooked a statement from the NJ Transit Interim Executive Director, thanking negotiators and union reps for success in averting a transit strike.
On March 14 Carmelo facebooked twice:
#1- "Oy vey, another water main break!"
#2- misinformation that "some schools were reportedly closed."
The question that everyone seems to be asking is: why hasn't Carmelo said a peep about his 'brother' Chris Campos?
Ruben Ramos, 1/3 of "Three Amigos," had no problem giving a statement to the Hoboken Reporter.
On March 10, the day the news hit Hoboken, Ramos told the HR: “Unfortunately these charges were brought up today. I’m just as shocked as a lot of people. Chris has always been a hard worker, raised himself through a tough situation to become an attorney. I’m sad. I’m disappointed.”
Ramos has not hesitated to comment publicly about his friend, Chris Campos.
Not so with the other 1/3.
GA hears through the grapevine the other 1/3 of the "Three Amigos," Carmelo Garcia, is not talking to the press, nor has he issued a statement about Campos.
The complaint enumerated a chronology of alleged criminal activities with an assortment of individuals referred to only by description: "Straw Purchaser 1," "CC-1,"and "CW-1," for example.
The U.S. District Attorney has declined to use their actual names in the complaint.
According to Paragraph 8, "at least 20 straw purchasers" were involved in the alleged scheme, yet only four "Straw Purchasers" were noted.
Further, the complaint alleges that "Straw Purchaser-2" and "Straw Purchaser-3" were recruited by Campos. "Straw- Purchaser-2" is described as a relative. What about "Straw Purchaser-3"?
Here's where it gets interesting.
"Straw Purchaser-3" is also an FBI informant.
Paragraph 12 reads, "Based on information I (F.B.I. Special Agent Michael Birley) obtained from another individual, ("Straw Purchaser -3") I learned the following:"
"Straw Purchaser -3" really ratted out Campos!
As the wheels of justice turn at their excruciating pace, leaving us in suspense, it is equally curious who is remaining mum (so far) and why.
Well, silence is not a crime.