- The Leader: "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.
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.
Judge George Savino set bail at $15,000 with a 10-percent option. Shih posted $1,500 and was released on summonses.
Calls to Corzine’s campaign office and MCDC were not returned as of press time."
- Obama/Corzine embrace photo via Lucianne.com, mug shot of perp from The Leader