Politics 23 July 2009 The Sopranos. For Real! Corruption in New Jersey has never been so exciting Print HTML From Our Man In New York. Just when you thought your life was lacking drama post-Wire, post-Sopranos, post-caring that much about swine flu, along comes a corruption scandal of epic proportions. The FBI arrested 30 people by MID-MORNING, according to the New York Times. By the end of the week the whole of New Jersey will be holed up in an underground dungeon. But this story has it all: a fake developer, an illicit deal in a diner, a dodgy Mayor and "several rabbis". You couldn't make it up. Well you could, and in many ways it already has been in the form of an endless stream of HBO series, but it's so much more fun when it's true. › Does anyone out there like Gordon Brown? Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman Subscribe More Related articles There is nothing progressive about making immigrants scapegoats Peter Mandelson: I pray every day for an early election to end Labour's awful state Jeremy Corbyn to tell Labour: "Prepare for a 2017 general election"