A grand jury indicted former Secau- cus Mayor Dennis Elwell and political adviser Ronald Manzo with allegedly accepting $10,000 in exchange for El- well's agreement to provide official as- sistance on real estate development in Secaucus, according to U.S. Attorney PaulJ.Fishman.
Waters, managing principal of River sistance on real estate development in Development. The project will con- sist of three phases. The $50 million Secaucus, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. ECONOMIC INDICATORS first phase will feature 300 rental The indictment said Elwell and units of work force housing, which Manzo conspired with then-Jersey will be targeted at casino and other City official Edward Cheatam and New Jersey Inventory of Unsold Homes workers in Atlantic City, he said. The others to extort cash payments from 2006-2009 initial phase, which will be built on a government cooperating witness in 80,000 a full city block bordered by West exchange for Elwell’s promise to get Washington Avenue, West Milan Av- development approvals in Secaucus, 75,000 enue, South Second Street and South said Fishman, who did not identify 70,000 Main Street, will also include 20,000 the government witness. Unsold Inventory square feet of retail, he said. “We will enter a plea of not 65,000 The first phase is expected to guilty, and look forward to present- 60,000 finish construction about 24 months ing our client’s defense,” said Elwell’s after the approval process is complet- attorney, Thomas Cammarata, of 55,000 ed, and design of the remaining two the Jersey City law firm Cammarata, 50,000 phases will take place during con- Nulty & Garrigan LLC. struction of the first phase, Waters Manzo’s Jersey City attorney, 45,000 said. – Evelyn Lee Samuel R. DeLuca, did not return a 40,000 reporter’s call seeking comment. 35,000 Former Secaucus mayor Elwell
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