Newark, N.J. — The New Jersey Department of State Police announced Friday that it has charged an officer with federal corruption for his role in a scheme that led to the resignation of a state legislator.
The indictment by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark charges Anthony M. Schumacher, 36, of West Orange, N, for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy to obstruct a federal investigation and making false statements.
The case is the latest in a string of corruption cases that have roiled Newark’s Democratic-led Legislature, which last year voted to strip a city commissioner of his post after he refused to endorse the mayor’s bid for reelection.
A federal grand jury indicted Schumachers former police chief, Brian C. Farr, on Thursday on corruption charges.
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