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Adler: Legislators Charged with Corruption Should Resign

Senator Adler calls for action on his bill to ban .50 caliber weapons in New Jersey

TRENTON – Senator John H. Adler, D-Cherry Hill, today said Assemblymen Mims Hackett Jr. and Alfred E. Steele should resign from office after being arrested on federal corruption charges.

“They (Steele and Hackett) have to make the public interest their first priority,” said Senator Adler, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Restoring public trust in the Legislature requires that they resign now.”

Hackett of Essex County and Steele of Passaic County, both Democrats, were among 11 public officials charged on Thursday with taking bribes in exchange for their help in securing public contracts.

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