All Democrats! Mayors, legislators arrested in New Jersey corruption probe http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/09/06/nj.arrets/index.html (CNN) -- Two mayors and two state legislators are among 11 public officials arrested in New Jersey as part of a corruption investigation, the U.S. attorney's office in Trenton announced Thursday. Passaic Mayor Samuel Rivera is among 11 officials arrested Thursday in a corruption probe. "The defendants allegedly demanded and accepted payments ranging from $1,500 to $17,500 at any one time," the release from the U.S. attorney's office alleges. "In most cases, the defendants sought to establish and perpetuate a corrupt relationship with the cooperating witnesses to continue receiving bribes." State Assemblymen Mims Hackett Jr. and Alfred E. Steele -- both Democrats -- and Passaic Mayor Samuel Rivera are among those arrested, the news release says. Steele also serves as undersheriff in Passaic County, just outside Newark. Hackett is also mayor of Orange. Also arrested were Keith O. Reed, the chief of staff to the Newark City Council president, Passaic Councilman Marcellus Jackson and former Passaic Councilman Jonathan Soto, the release states.