HarryHurley.com
September 8, 2007       3:38 pm
 
BREAKING NEWS
 
MAJOR EXCLUSIVE
FIRST REPORTED HERE
 
By HARRY HURLEY
Editor & Publisher
HarryHurley.com
 
THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, AND, NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH!
 
... SO HELP ME GOD 
 
REGARDING
JOHN D'ANGELO &
"OPERATION BROKEN BOARDS" ...
 
In what I believe is an unprecedented move at this stage of a federal  investigation ... D'Angelo has been unambiguously praised by United States Attorney Christopher Christie as providing volunteer assistance ... D'Angelo was never a target or subject of an investigation!  
 
I have obtained FIRST a letter written for United States Attorney Christopher J. Christie by James B. Nobile, Assistant United States Attorney & Chief, Special Prosecutions Division
 
 
THIS LETTER COMPLETELY CONFIRMS WHAT  I HAVE MAINTAINED ...
 
BECAUSE D'ANGELO'S INVOLVEMENT HAS SO OFTEN TIMES BEEN MISREPORTED BY THE MEDIA OVER THE PAST 18 MONTHS ... I WANT TO REPEAT ... D'ANGELO IS NOT & NEVER WAS A TARGET OR SUBJECT OF AN INVESTIGATION. FURTHER, D'ANGELO VOLUNTEERED HIS ASSISTANCE TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.
 
Because I felt an absolute sense of duty and obligation to be flawlessly faithful to the federal government and this investigation, now formally known as "Operation Broken Boards," I was unable to reveal certain things before now.
 
The reason that I know that John D'Angelo was always a good guy in this important and highly successful "Operation Broken Boards," is because I introduced D'Angelo to the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
 
I never knew John before he contacted me in approximately March, 2006.  D'Angelo stated to me that he listened to my radio program and that he believed that he could trust me with certain highly sensitive information.
 
I agreed to meet John. Upon reviewing certain documents in his possession ... the only responsible thing to do was for me to introduce D'Angelo to a very reliable, trusted and talented FBI contact of mine.
 
From there, "Operation Broken Boards" was born.
 
There is so much that I intend to tell you in the near future. I just need the time to sort out everything that I have learned over the past 18-plus months versus what can and can't be said at this time.
 
I wanted to write you today for several reasons.
 
First, I want to confirm how proud I am of our federal law enforcement officials for their phenomenal results to date. FYI, I have written and filed (this morning)  a substantial column of thanks and appreciation to the FBI, Christopher Christie and D'Angelo, which will be printed this Wednesday throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties in The Current & Gazette newspapers.
 
Second, I want to share with you excerpts of a letter that I have obtained, which contains the exact language written by Christie &Nobile about D'Angelo as follows:
 
"This letter confirms that Mr. D'Angelo initially volunteered his cooperation regarding public corruption at the Pleasantville Board of Education and that Mr. D'Angelo has provided assistance in that investigation as it progressed from in or about May 2006 to the present. This further confirms that Mr. D'Angelo was not a target or subject of an investigation and that he has not been charged with any criminal offense."
 
It's signed:
 
"Very truly yours,
 
CHRISTOPHER J. CHRISTIE
United States Attorney
 
By: JAMES B. NOBILE
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Chief, Special Prosecutions Division"
 
This letter is written on the official stationary of the United States Justice Department, United States Attorney District of New Jersey.
 
Finally, D'Angelo deserves our thanks and appreciation. He chose to do what was right versus what was convenient. He knew what was going on in Pleasantville was wrong and he volunteered to do very difficult work on behalf of the United States government. 
 
During the past 18-plus months, he was regularly referred to by the media as basically a corrupt businessman. The local media was quite vicious in its regular attacks of D'Angelo.
 
Today, you now know the truth. D'Angelo was from the very beginning a good guy, who refused to play the politically corrupt game which was so established in this corrupt state that you give bribes and you get contracts in return.
 
D'Angelo did the right thing.   
 
I will share more ASAP ... but always with a responsible mind set as not to potentially interfere with any ongoing criminal investigation.