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Former New Jersey political consultant Sean Caddle has admitted to his role in a murder-for-hire scheme. (Photo: Sean Caddle).

Caddle to be evicted for non-payment of rent

Former political strategist must be out of his Sandyston home by April 15

By David Wildstein, March 28 2023 6:42 pm

Ex-political consultant Sean Caddle, who has pleaded guilty to a murder-for-hire scheme, has been evicted from his Sandyston home after failing to pay $14,820 in rent.

Caddle and his family will need to move out by April 15, his landlord, Matt Meenan, told the New Jersey Globe.

Since admitting in January 2022 to hiring two hitmen to murder Michael Galdieri, a Jersey City political player and the son of former State Sen. James Galdieri, Caddle has been under house arrest with an electronic monitoring device at the Sussex County home he rents from Meenan.

Court records show that Caddle has not paid his rent since October 2022.

Superior Court Judge David Weaver issued a judgment today after the two parties reached a settlement on a date for Caddle to vacate the property.   It’s not immediately clear where he will live; federal court records do not reflect today’s state court decision.

Meenan doesn’t have much hope that he will ever recover the back rent that Caddle stuck him with.

“He has no money, and I don’t know where he gets it,” Meenan said.  “It is what it is.”

Caddle’s sentencing on murder charges was moved to June 29, the third extension since his original plea.  He is cooperating with the U.S. Attorney’s office on a different investigation.

Bomani Africa, one of the hitmen, was sentenced to 20 years in prison.  The other, George Bratsenis, is scheduled to be sentenced on March 29.

Prosecutors say Caddle wanted Galdieri dead over a financial dispute.

Bratsenis and Africa fatally stabbed Galdieri, a one-time political operative and candidate for Jersey City councilman, and then set his apartment on fire.

U.S. District Court Judge John Michael Vazquez permitted Caddle’ unsecured $1 million bond to be co-signor by Pablo Cifuentes, a relative of Caddle’s wife, Louisa.  The guarantor, Caddle’s mother, was killed in a car accident in February.

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