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Bail Revoked For Informant In N.J. Corruption Sting

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A judge has revoked the bail of the federal government's main informant in New Jersey's largest corruption sting.

Solomon Dwek was arrested last month in Baltimore for failing to return a rental car and later lied to the FBI about it. That violated his cooperating witness agreement.

Dwek had been free on bail since his 2006 arrest in a $50 million bank fraud.

In the sting operation, Dwek posed as a corrupt real estate developer. He asked New Jersey elected and appointed officials for help. The probe led to 46 arrests in 2009.

At a hearing Tuesday in Newark, U.S. District Judge Jose Linares revoked Dwek's bail and ordered him sent to prison.

The government had requested that Dwek be held on house arrest.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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