Garcia arrested, will be arraigned today

Arrested on racketeering charges, former Assemblyman and former Union City Mayor Raul "Rudy" Garcia is scheduled for an arraignment today in the Monmouth County Court House in Freehold at 1:30 PM. Garcia is one of eight Hudson County residents charged in a $500 million illegal gambling operation. Dozens of arrests were made this week.

Garcia is a partner at MBI-GluckShaw, one of the state's largest lobbying firms. Garcia has taken a leave of absence from the firm. "Rudy will have no involvement with the clients of MBI GluckShaw and/or the operation of the firm," the firm said in a statement. "Mr. Garcia is a member of the MBI GluckShaw family and we stand by him."

Garcia arrested, will be arraigned today