“Hoboken developer ‘Pupie’ Raia indicted in alleged cash-for-votes scheme”


Frank “Pupie” Raia, a real-estate developer and major figure in Hoboken politics for decades, was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday and accused of overseeing a cash-for-votes operation during the city’s 2013 municipal race.

Prosecutors allege Raia, 67, directed an associate, Dio Braxton and others to promise voters that they would be paid $50 if they cast mail-in ballots in Hoboken’s 2013 race. Braxton, 43, was also indicted today.


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