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Informer behind New Jersey's largest corruption sting released from prison

FILE- In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 file photograph, Solomon Dwek waits to be sentenced in state Superior Court in Freehold, N.J. Dwek was released from a federal prison in Maryland this week. He was placed into home confinement after serving less than 30 months of a 6-year sentence. The 42-year-old son of a prominent rabbi began cooperating with the FBI as part of a plea agreement after he was accused of running a real estate Ponzi scheme.  (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Patti Sapone, Pool, file)

FILE- In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 file photograph, Solomon Dwek waits to be sentenced in state Superior Court in Freehold, N.J. Dwek was released from a federal prison in Maryland this week. He was placed into home confinement after serving less than 30 months of a 6-year sentence. The 42-year-old son of a prominent rabbi began cooperating with the FBI as part of a plea agreement after he was accused of running a real estate Ponzi scheme. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Patti Sapone, Pool, file)  (The Associated Press)

The rabbi's son and admitted con man who became the central figure in New Jersey's largest federal corruption sting is out of prison.

Solomon Dwek was released from a federal prison in Maryland this week. He was placed into home confinement after serving less than 30 months of a 6-year sentence.

U.S Prisons Bureau spokesman Ed Ross tells NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1BECGHe ) Dwek is under supervision. He will be able to go to work, visit doctors and attend some family activities.

The 42-year-old began cooperating with the FBI after he was accused of bank fraud. Dwek posed as a corrupt developer and the sting led to the arrests of 46 political, business and religious leaders in 2009.

Thirty-four pleaded guilty, four were convicted, two were acquitted and one died before trial.

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Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com