Tap on Norcross’ phones stemmed from Local 98 probe, records show

October 10, 2018

By Staff

When news broke Tuesday that George E. Norcross had been under federal investigation, the lawyer for the South Jersey Democratic power broker touted a letter from New Jersey prosecutors that declared they had ended their scrutiny of his client during a probe into state-approved tax credits.

But documents reviewed by the Inquirer and Daily News show that the 2016 wiretaps on Norcross cell and work phones weren’t tied to the Jersey probe, but a separate one on the other side of the Delaware River: the long-running investigation of Philadelphia labor leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty.

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