Vega reports campaign contribution from FBI informant

Jersey City Councilman Mariano Vega – charged in July by the feds with allegedly taking $30,000 in bribes from a federal informant – has listed some of his campaign contributions on official reports as coming from an "FBI operative," the Jersey Journal reports.

Vega sent an amended campaign finance report to the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) on October 28 in which he lists $10,000 as coming from someone whose occupation is listed as "FBI operative."

Vega was council president at the time of the indictment. He has since stepped down from his leadership post, but maintains his innocence and refuses to resign from the council altogether. Vega reports campaign contribution from FBI informant