Booker’s Deputy Mayor indicted on corruption charges

A former top aide to Newark Mayor Cory Booker was indicted on charges that he helped steer city contracts to a trucking company where he was a part owner.  Ronald Salahuddin, who was Deputy Mayor for Public Safety from 2006 until his resignation last summer, allegedly helped S. Cooper Brothers Trucking win more than $1 million in city demolition, street sweeping and waste collection contracts.  Sonnie L. Cooper, the company president, was also indicted. 

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says that Booker cooperated in the investigation, and that the allegations of corruption against Salahuddin do not involve the mayor, who is seeking re-election to a second term this year.

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Booker’s Deputy Mayor indicted on corruption charges