New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Joseph Doria resigned yesterday after federal officials searched his home and office in a statewide, 10-year investigation that charged 44 public officials and others with public corruption or money laundering.

Doria was not indicted yesterday and the acting U.S. attorney for New Jersey, Ralph Marra, declined to say if the former commissioner would be charged with a crime. The DCAC’s Local Finance Board oversees municipal borrowing throughout the state. Doria has served as commissioner since October 2007. Prior to that, he was the mayor of Bayonne.

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