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'Corzine staffer' busted with drugs

By ANGELA MONTEFINISE

'Corzine staffer' busted with drugs

Last Updated: 12:53 PM, October 31, 2009

Posted: 9:53 AM, October 31, 2009

A man who identified himself as an official with New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine's re-election campaign was arrested last night after cops found found ecstasy tablets wrapped and ready to be sold in his car, police said.

Jason Shih, 25, was pulled over by East Rutherford cops at about 11:30 p.m. last night because he was talking on his cell phone on Route 17, said Lt. Chris Conforti of the East Rutherford police.

Officers wound up finding 19 "blue star" ecstasy tablets in Shih's car, each wrapped in its own little plastic bag.

Shih -- who was stopped within 100 feet of Becton Regional High School -- also had had "several hundred" empty plastic bags in his car, Conforti said.

Shih told police he worked for Corzine's campaign, and had several campaign-related items in his car, police said.

Corzine spokeswoman Elisabeth Smith said Shih is not on the payroll of the campaign or the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, and that the campaign doesn't know who he is.

Shih was charged with possession of drugs, possession of drugs in a school zone, intent to distribute drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with two motor vehicle violations -- driving while using a cell phone and having drugs in his car.

Conforti said the criminal charges all carry jail time and heavy fines.

Shih, of Paramus, NJ, was released on $15,000 bail, Conforti said.

Corzine, a Democratic incumbent, is locked in a tight battle with Republican challenger Christopher Christie in the race for New Jersey governor that will be decided Tuesday.

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Tell me again how the democrats are more ethical than republicans......

but they want everyone to believe they don't know who he is.....
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'Corzine staffer' busted with drugs

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'Corzine staffer' busted with drugs

Last Updated: 12:53 PM, October 31, 2009

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A man who identified himself as an official with New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine's re-election campaign was arrested last night after cops found found ecstasy tablets wrapped and ready to be sold in his car, police said.

Jason Shih, 25, was pulled over by East Rutherford cops at about 11:30 p.m. last night because he was talking on his cell phone on Route 17, said Lt. Chris Conforti of the East Rutherford police.

Officers wound up finding 19 "blue star" ecstasy tablets in Shih's car, each wrapped in its own little plastic bag.

Shih -- who was stopped within 100 feet of Becton Regional High School -- also had had "several hundred" empty plastic bags in his car, Conforti said.

Shih told police he worked for Corzine's campaign, and had several campaign-related items in his car, police said.

Corzine spokeswoman Elisabeth Smith said Shih is not on the payroll of the campaign or the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, and that the campaign doesn't know who he is.

Shih was charged with possession of drugs, possession of drugs in a school zone, intent to distribute drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with two motor vehicle violations -- driving while using a cell phone and having drugs in his car.

Conforti said the criminal charges all carry jail time and heavy fines.

Shih, of Paramus, NJ, was released on $15,000 bail, Conforti said.

Corzine, a Democratic incumbent, is locked in a tight battle with Republican challenger Christopher Christie in the race for New Jersey governor that will be decided Tuesday.

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Tell me again how the democrats are more ethical than republicans......

but they want everyone to believe they don't know who he is.....
It's more funny that you have to stretch the truth to make this work. the kid SAID he was with the Corzine campaign. That doesn't mean he's with the campaign. As they stated he's not on the payroll.
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It's more funny that you have to stretch the truth to make this work. the kid SAID he was with the Corzine campaign. That doesn't mean he's with the campaign. As they stated he's not on the payroll.
The campaign says they don't even know him....Yeah right! I know you want to believe everything that the media tells you and that no democrat campaign would lie, I understand that we must never ruffle some feathers......

Of course I didn't have to stretch the truth I just posted what the New York Post had to say. I just added my comment. The funny part was you not being able to tell the difference!
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The link is saying "page not found". Wonder if they found out that this person wasn't a staffer w/ Corzine.

Hmmmm...what could be going on? A hoax, maybe? It is just a few days from the election and Corzine is a bit ahead in the polls. It is a Rupert Murdoch paper.

Even a "Corzine" search pulls up nothing.
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The campaign says they don't even know him....Yeah right! I know you want to believe everything that the media tells you and that no democrat campaign would lie, I understand that we must never ruffle some feathers......

Of course I didn't have to stretch the truth I just posted what the New York Post had to say. I just added my comment. The funny part was you not being able to tell the difference!
Ummm... have you ever heard sensationalized media, in concert with your two cents buying into the hype that they created? There is no evidence that this kid worked for the campaign, and the campaign stated they don't know him. YOU ASSUME they're lying instead of giving them the benefit of doubt. You are the one who is jaded and easily swayed by the machinations of our sensationalist media.
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hmmm... who knows??...

The story was also on the WABC TV site - and is also gone from there.

In that piece he is described as "assistant deputy director" for the Cozzine campaign.

It was archived by the Drug Policy Central site.

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Ummm... have you ever heard sensationalized media, in concert with your two cents buying into the hype that they created? There is no evidence that this kid worked for the campaign, and the campaign stated they don't know him. YOU ASSUME they're lying instead of giving them the benefit of doubt. You are the one who is jaded and easily swayed by the machinations of our sensationalist media.
and you're so predictable. I often forget that you always give the democrats the benefit of the doubt even when they have been proven untrustworthy in the past. But, please, go ahead and live in your little fantasy world!
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and you're so predictable. I often forget that you always give the democrats the benefit of the doubt even when they have been proven untrustworthy in the past. But, please, go ahead and live in your little fantasy world!
No, I take each situation seriously with both the Republicans and the Democrats. If this was a 19 year old claiming to be a staffer for ANY campaign, and the campaign denied it, I'd tend to err on the side of the campaign until evidence to the contrary was presented.
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It's more funny that you have to stretch the truth to make this work. the kid SAID he was with the Corzine campaign. That doesn't mean he's with the campaign. As they stated he's not on the payroll.
And you wanted to believe the party?...

Read on...

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During the motor vehicle stop, Mehegan said he observed 19 Ecstasy pills in the center console cup and $661 in cash folded up in the ashtray. Police also reported locating several hundred clear plastic bags commonly used to package drugs.

Throughout the course of the investigation, Shih said he was the assistant deputy director for Corzine and that the campaign rented the 2008 Toyota he was driving.

East Rutherford Police Lt. Paul Cece also responded to the scene and located several tickets for the Sunday, Nov. 1 event where President Barack Obama and Corzine were to appear.

Shih also reportedly had 10 paychecks from the Middlesex County Democratic Committee in his possession. One paycheck for $1,500 was payable to Shih from the MCDC, according to reports.

“Mr. Shih stated the vehicle he was operating was rented for him by the ‘Corzine for Governor’ camp to distribute tickets and paychecks for the Middlesex County Democratic Committee,” stated Cece.
Now there are two points here...

1) Giving the lack of details in the original article, I can understand you giving the benefit of the doubt to one side just as MrLib did with the other...

2) I'd like to know your feelings NOW since you believed the Democratic Party in New Jersey when they said he wasn't on the payroll when this local report shows that he was...
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And you wanted to believe the party?...

Read on...

Now there are two points here...

1) Giving the lack of details in the original article, I can understand you giving the benefit of the doubt to one side just as MrLib did with the other...

2) I'd like to know your feelings NOW since you believed the Democratic Party in New Jersey when they said he wasn't on the payroll when this local report shows that he was...
I was skeptical about it all at first, especially after the story disappeared, but now....

The plot thickens.
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