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(CNN) — About 30 people, including some New Jersey mayors and several rabbis, were arrested Thursday in a federal investigation of public corruption, the U.S. attorney’s office in Newark, New Jersey, said.
The probe also involves a “high-volume, international money-laundering conspiracy,” according to a statement from the office.
Among those arrested in the public corruption portion of the investigation are Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano III, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, New Jersey Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt and Leona Beldini, a Jersey City deputy mayor.
Several rabbis in New York and New Jersey also were arrested in connection with the money-laundering portion of the investigation.
A news conference is planned for around noon ET, with federal court appearances to start about 2 p.m., officials said.