The Soprano State: New Jersey's Culture of Corruption
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The Soprano State: New Jersey's Culture of Corruption

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by Bob Ingle, Sandy McClure
     
 

ISBN-10: 031260257X

ISBN-13: 9780312602574

Pub. Date: 10/26/2010

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The Soprano State details the you-couldn't-make-this-up true story of the Corruption that has pervaded New Jersey politics, government, and business for the past thirty years. From Jimmy Hoffa purportedly being buried somewhere beneath the end zone in Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands, through allegations of a thoroughly corrupt medical and dental university,

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The Soprano State details the you-couldn't-make-this-up true story of the Corruption that has pervaded New Jersey politics, government, and business for the past thirty years. From Jimmy Hoffa purportedly being buried somewhere beneath the end zone in Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands, through allegations of a thoroughly corrupt medical and dental university, through Mafia influence at all levels, the Garden State might indeed be better named after the HBO mobsters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312602574
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/26/2010
Edition description:
Media Tie-In
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
755,045
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Foreword xiii

Prologue xvii

Introduction 1

1 Deep in the Pits They Strike Gold 9

2 Lots of Power, Less Common Sense 19

3 Like Days of Yore Minus the Shining Knights 73

4 All Aboard die Gravy Train 107

5 ?See No Evil? Law Enforcement and Court Jesters 129

6 The Run for the Roses Starts in die Boondocks 165

7 Speaking Authoritatively: No Oversight 191

8 The Gospel According to the Mob 221

9 On the Boardwalk: Sand, Sea, Sun, and Scandal 253

10 The Soviet Socialist Republic of Jersey 273

Epilogue 291

Notes 295

Index 311

Reading Group Guide 327

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