“I’m blown away that they could make these kinds of threats,” New Jersey Senate president Stephen Sweeney said according to njspotlight:
Sweeney, during the news conference yesterday, also pointed to the message left for him by Fox, the police union official. He went on to cite both state and federal anti-bribery laws, as well as a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on a corruption case involving the former governor of Virginia that he said specifically referred to what constitutes bribery.
According to the, the federal statute “makes it a crime for ‘a public official or person selected to be a public official, directly or indirectly, corruptly’ to demand, seek, receive, accept, or agree ‘to receive or accept anything of value’ in return for being ‘influenced in the performance of any official act.’” The ruling also said “an ‘official act’ is defined as ‘any decision or action on any question, matter, cause, suit, proceeding or controversy, which may at any time be pending, or which may by law be brought before any public official, in such official’s official capacity.’”
So what exactly was that $11.4 million that the NJEA paid to politicians over the years for?
The last contribution reported, on 4/14/16, happened to be for $900 to
Carter Kowalski & Granados Victory 2016
Joint Candidates Cmte
Union County Democrat
Is this what that money bought?