August 03, 2011


New Jersey Politician Quits Over Nude Photos

New Jersey politician Louis Magazzu (D) announced his resignation "after nude pictures he sent to a woman he had been corresponding with were posted on a Republican activist's website," the New York Daily News reports.

"The tawdry photos - taken in front of a mirror with a smartphone -- are similar to those that led to Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) to call it quits in June. Magazzu, a 53-year-old lawyer who had been an elected county official for more than a decade, apologized to his friends, family and constituents in a statement, but indicated he had been set up."

Said Magazzu: "I did not know that she was working with an avowed political enemy to distribute these pictures. I have retained counsel to determine what laws may have been broken by the unauthorized distribution of those pictures."










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