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Judge, lawyers and defendants from The State of New Jersey vs Joseph Ascolese, Kelly Chesler, and Michael O’Neill – plus Real Jersey City Publisher Michael Shurin (right).

You don’t have to like me, but one thing is certain – I’m not beholden to the political machines of Jersey City and Hudson County. No politician, prosecutor, or public official is controlling what I publish.

While it’s priceless that thousands of people have taken the time to read my investigations and reports published on Real Jersey City, holding public officials accountable takes time and resources.

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My goal is to publish wide-ranging stories over the next few weeks while covering a trial — The State of New Jersey vs Joseph Ascolese, Kelly Chesler and Michael O’Neill — which is the only case of alleged Jersey City police off-duty corruption being pursued by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office (despite numerous officers under investigation or convicted by federal authorities for various schemes related to the program).

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Michael Shurin

Publisher of Real Jersey City

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