New Jersey Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt kept a February 2009 dinner conversation at a pricey Atlantic City steakhouse focused on business – explaining how he could help his dinner companion acquire environmental permits for a large coastal developmental. When the meal ended, the developer pulled out a white envelope stuffed with $10,000 in cash.
"I'll hold on to it," Van Pelt said, tucking the envelope into his pocket. "I don't know what I'm going to do with it."
The developer was actually an...Full Story