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The List: A Rogues Gallery of the 15 Most Corrupt Politicians in NJ History

The controversy swirling around Bridgegate has reminded the nation of New Jersey's longstanding reputation as a hotbed of political corruption.

The List: A Rogues Gallery of the 15 Most Corrupt Politicians in NJ History

The controversy swirling around Bridgegate has reminded the nation of New Jersey's longstanding reputation as a hotbed of political corruption.

More commonly, the malfeasance comes in the form of public officials taking bribes or favors in return for government approvals or contracts, as in the recent case involving Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, who was found guilty of bribery, fraud and extortion in a scheme involving city property.

There have been so many infamous characters it's hard to limit a list to 10 -- so here are 15 of arguably the biggest names, in a list that still doesn't cover even half of those who have been convicted or pleaded guilty in just the last decade.

  1. Frank Hague, mayor of Jersey City

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