Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor, City of Newark, New Jersey Addressing: “The Future of Black-Jewish Relations”

22 11 2009

Don’t miss it! A huge crowd is expected so please come early!! On Sunday, November 22, 2009, at 7:30 PM, Rinat Yisrael presents:
Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor, City of Newark, New Jersey
Addressing: “The Future of Black-Jewish Relations”

Moderated by Gary Rosenblatt, Editor and Publisher of the New York Jewish Week.

Mayor Cory A. Booker is an electrifying speaker with a deep and longstanding connection to the Jewish people.
While at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, Mayor Booker served as the
President of the L’Chaim Society, the local chapter of Chabad, and brought together a diverse community there. He became Mayor of New Jersey’s largest city in 2006. Elected with a clear mandate for change, his administration has been working to realize a positive vision for the city – that of setting a national standard for urban transformation by marshaling resources to achieve security, economic abundance and an environment that is nurturing and empowering for individuals and families. Mayor Booker has been cited by
publications like Time, Esquire and the NY Times as a national leader with innovative ideas and bold actions.
Mayor Booker received his B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University, as well as a B.A. in Modern History at Oxford and a law degree from Yale.

The public is invited.

For more info contact djacobow@gmail.com

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Solomon Dwek: Has his day in court

20 10 2009

NEWARK — Solomon Dwek, the FBI witness at the center of this summer’s massive corruption sting, pleaded guilty today to the bank fraud charges that led to him becoming an undercover informant.

The 37-year-old failed real estate developer spent more than two years wearing a wire for federal investigators, leading to charges against 45 people in an epic web of alleged extortion and money laundering.
dwek-caravan.JPGRobert Sciarrino/The Star-LedgerOfficial vehicles drive into the federal courthouse, where Solomon Dwek, the FBI witness at the center of this summer’s massive corruption sting, is expected to plead guilty to the bank fraud charges that led to him becoming an undercover informant.

Dwek, who pleaded guilty to the $50 million bank fraud that first brought him to the attention of federal authorities in 2006, entered courtroom smiling at 9:48 a.m. wearing gray suit, black yarmulke and light blue tie. He answered questions from U.S. District Judge Jose Linares in a soft voice.

“How do you wish to plead to the two counts set forth in the information, guilty or not guilty?” the judge asked.

“Guilty your honor,” Dwek said.

Later today, he is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Monmouth County to plead to similar state charges.

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