Cheatam expected to plead guilty

Former Jersey City housing commissioner Ed Cheatam has arrived in federal court in Newark, the Star-Ledger reports.

Cheatam, who is also the former vice president of the Jersey City Board of Education, is one of the two public officials who are expected to plead guilty today. The other has not yet been named.

Cheatam is charged with taking bribes from an FBI informant and funneling them into Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy’s reelection campaign (Healy has not been charged).

Update: the other defendant to plead guilty today is Denis Jaslow, a former investigator for the Hudson County Board of Elections and, before that, a corrections officer at East Jersey State Prison.

Cheatam expected to plead guilty