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NJ Civil Settlements

South Bound Brook quietly pays $100,000 to settle former police officer’s discrimination suit.

“Welcome Sign for South Bound Brook” by robotbrainz is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 On March 24, 2021, the Borough of South Bound Brook (Somerset County) agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former police officer and Purple Heart recipient who claimed that Borough officials retaliated against him for filing an […]

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Random Notes on NJ Government

Bound Brook Council member cited for ethics violation.

After a more than two-year investigation, a member of the Bound Brook Borough (Somerset County) Council was tentatively fined $200 by the New Jersey Local Finance Board (LFB) for failing to report his ownership interest in two parcels of real estate in the Borough on his 2018 financial disclosure filing. In its March 30, 2021 […]

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Random Notes on NJ Government

Ocean County lawyer charged with ethics violation for allegedly pocketing excess document recording fees

A Toms River real estate lawyer is in ethics hot water for collecting “estimated” document recording fees from his clients and then allegedly not reimbursing the excess amounts collected when the actual recording fees turned out to be less than the estimate. The lawyer in question also serves as the Board Attorney for the Lacey […]

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NJ Open Government Notes

State agency holds that Bridgeton Councilman violated Local Government Ethics Law.

On March 19, 2021, the Local Finance Board (LFB), the chief enforcer of New Jersey’s Local Government Ethics Law (LGEL), found that a Bridgeton City Councilman violated the state’s conflict-of-interest laws when he voted in 2017 to sell several parcels of City real estate to a corporation while he simultaneously served on the board of […]

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NJ Civil Settlements

Millville quietly paid out $95,000 to settle claim that police retaliated against a man who filmed them with his cell phone.

On January 28, 2021, the City of Millville (Cumberland County) agreed to pay $95,000 to a local man who claimed that a police officer, who saw the man recording police activity with his cell phone, “invented a story” that led to the man being indicted for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer–Third Degree. In his […]