The next day, after learning that the victim was dead, Caddle met the first man employed under the scheme in the parking lot of an Elizabethan diner and paid him thousands more, records show. know. The man split the money with his accomplices, according to court papers. They are identified only as “CC-1” and “CC-2”.
The magazine reported at the time that firefighters responding to a fire at Mr Galdieri’s Mallory Avenue apartment found him stabbed to death. The Journal reported that the medical examiner considered his death to be homicide.
Galdieri’s father, James Galdieri, was a state senator and his grandfather, also James Galdieri, served briefly in the State Assembly. Contacted by phone on Tuesday, Michael Galdieri’s sister, Virginia, declined to comment on behalf of his family.
While much of Mr. Caddle’s work involved local and state races, he was a political advisor to Menendez, a congressman at the time, from 2003 to early 2005, earning close to $100,000 in payments and extra money for travel and other expenses. A spokesman for the senator did not respond to a request for comment.
William O’Dea, a Hudson County commissioner and former Jersey City congressman, said he was acquainted with both Mr. Caddle and Mr. Galdieri. He called Mr Galdieri a friend and said he worked on his 1989 Council campaign.
“We grew up together in the parish of St. Al and he loved politics from an early age,” said O’Dea, referring to the Jersey City neighborhood run by St. Aloysius served.
Mr O’Dea said he was shocked to learn that Mr Caddle admitted to hiring beaters.
“I was completely shocked,” he said. “But the unfortunate thing still seems to happen, it always seems to happen in Hudson County.”
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