Brothers plead not guilty in corruption probe

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - October 15, 2009

Unsuccessful Jersey City mayoral candidate and former Assemblyman Louis Manzo and his brother, Ronald, who served as his brother's political adviser, entered their pleas in Newark federal court Thursday.

They were among 44 people arrested on July 23 in a two-track investigation into political corruption and money laundering.

They are both charged with conspiracy to commit extortion.

Lawyers for both men say they'll request more time to review the government's evidence, which includes videotaped conversations between them and an FBI witness who was posing as a developer.

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