Cardwell among those arrested

State Sen. Sandra B. Cunningham (D-Jersey City) confirmed that long time Jersey City Democratic strategist Joe Cardwell, a key advisor to public officials there over the last 20 years, was among those arrested in today’s wide reaching corruption bust.

Cunningham, who is close to Cardwell, said she watched his perp walk on television.

“Obviously I’m troubled by these allegations, but I’m just trying to reserve judgment until we have all the facts,” she said. “I’m shocked.”

Cardwell sits on the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority – an unpaid position that provides health benefits.

Cardwell among those arrested