One of the people charged in the New Jersey corruption probe has died under suspicious circumstances, Reuters reports.
Jack Shaw, a 61-year-old Democratic operative was found dead in his home Tuesday, and an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. A prosecutor said it’s possible the death was a suicide, but said it does not look like a homicide.
The sweeping investigation into public corruption, money laundering and organ dealing netted 44 people, including New Jersey mayors and rabbis. Shaw was accused of accepting a $10,000 bribe from an informant posing as a real estate developer. According to investigators, Shaw asked the informant to donate the money to the campaign of Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy. Healy has not been charged. Shaw was also accused of introducing the informant to other officials.