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At first, it seems like The Jersey Sting has the makings of the next Goodfellas, but then you realize that no three-hour film could do justice to the richness of this story of corruption and double crosses. The anti-hero of this narrative is Solomon Dwek, a sleazy young operator who first bilked his friends, partners, and his local Syrian Jewish community of tens of millions of dollars in pyramid schemes; then, once caught, became a wired informant, eventually roping in no fewer than forty-four culprits. Among those arrested in the biggest corruption bust in Garden State history were three mayors, five Orthodox rabbis, two state legislators, and a former stripper deputy mayor. The kind of stranger-than-fiction story that investigative reporters pray for.