Sunday, August 22' 04 "Secret McG 'Pool Shots.'"
, in the New York Post, page 7.
Quote: "photographs and a videotape of New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey and his alleged lover holed up at the Florida home of disgraced businessman Charles Kushner will soon come to light", a new report says. "There are photos coming out soon," a NJ government source told The Trentonian about McGreevey and his ex-aide Golan Cipel. According to this article, the Post reported last Friday that the FBI was in possession of "tapes & photos."
Aug 18'04 - Kushner Pleads Guilty -McGreevey donor pleads guilty
News on Charles Kushner-
Kushner hired prostitute to block investigation
July 13, 2004-Charles Kushner, a New Jersey real estate developer and top contributor to Gov. McGreevey, was charged Tuesday with hiring a prostitute to obstruct a federal investigation.
Mr. Kushner allegedly hired a prostitute to have sex with a cooperating witness in the investigation, had the act videotaped and photographed, and had the tape and pictures sent to the witness’ wife, according to U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie in Newark, N.J. Mr. Kushner, 50, allegedly arranged to hire another prostitute to seduce a second witness, who turned down the offer.
The developer, who owns Florham Park, N.J.-based Kushner Cos., surrendered today to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is being investigated by the U.S. attorney’s office for misusing business funds for political contributions. Last month, he was fined $508,900 by the Federal Election Law Enforcement Commission for contributing money to candidates without the proper authority, according to the Associated Press.
Since 1997, New Jersey Gov. McGreevey has received at least $369,050 from Mr. Kushner, his family members and employees of The Kushner Cos., the AP reports. That accounts for almost 5% of the $7.9 million in donations the governor has raised in the last decade. Mr. McGreevey appointed Mr. Kushner last year to the board of the Port Authority, but the developer stepped down amid questions about his political donations.
Mr. Kushner is the second Democratic fund-raiser and friend of McGreevey’s to be charged this month in a federal indictment. Last week, David D’Amiano was named in a complaint that also mentioned an official who used the codeword “Machiavelli” in discussing a deal. Mr. McGreevey has said that he is the official but denied any wrongdoing.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - According to the Associated Press, the F.E.C. (Federal Election Commission) leveled one of its largest fines ever against Charles Kushner, developer for the Wesley Lake project in Asbury Park and a major Democratic Party donor, for contributing money to political candidates in the names of his partnerships when he did not have the authority to do so. Mr. Kushner agreed to pay the F.E.C $508,900. The commission's investigation found that Mr. Kushner, who controls 40 partnership entities, violated the F.E.C.'s "partnership contribution regulations" by failing to obtain the agreement of the partners to whom more than $500,000 in contributions were attributed. (See related stories below.)
Links for stories on US Attorney's interests in AP Developer Charles Kushner and related articles:
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Click here: McGreevey Watch
Click here: Political Track
Click here: Newsday.com - Prosecutors seek papers of top Democratic donor
Click here: Republican State Chairman/State Senator Joseph Kyrillos
Click here: HILLARY, TORRICELLI DONOR'S FUNNY MONEY Port's New Head, Sued by Brother, Faces an Inquiry