Arrested NJ assemblyman removed from Web site

July 29, 2009 7:20:40 AM PDT
A New Jersey assemblyman who was arrested in a corruption sweep remains in office. But Daniel Van Pelt's name has been removed from the 9th District legislative district Web site he shared with two fellow Republicans.

Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and state Sen. Christopher Connors issued a statement on the site calling for the Ocean County lawmaker's resignation.

Van Pelt is accused of accepting a $10,000 bribe from a cooperating witness posing as a developer.

Van Pelt was fired from his $85,000-a-year job as Lumberton Township business administrator. Mayor Mike Mansdoerfer said Van Pelt "betrayed the public trust."

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Information from: Asbury Park Press, http://www.app.com

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