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Cumberland County local school district paid out $70,000 to settle whistleblower lawsuit.

On September 29, 2019, the Fairfield Township (Cumberland County) Board of Education paid $70,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the district’s former interim superintendent/principal. The lawsuit claimed that district officials, due to the former interim superintendent/principal’s objections to their requests that he “get himself excused” from grand jury duty, retaliated against him by cutting […]

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State fines Fairfield’s former mayor, current land use board member $500 for incomplete financial disclosure filings.

On November 14, 2019, the New Jersey Local Finance Board, the state agency that chiefly enforces the Local Government Ethics Law, issued a Notice of Violation to a former mayor and current land use board member of Fairfield Township (Cumberland County).  The notice stated that the official failed to report his wife’s income and his […]

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Former Fairfield mayor contests a $100 ethics fine.

In her June 29, 2017 letter, Former Fairfield Mayor Viola Thomas Hughes has requested an Administrative Law Judge’s review of a $100 ethics fine assessed against her by the Local Finance Board, the chief enforcer of the Local Government Ethics Law (LGEL). According to the Board’s June 14, 2017 Notice of Violation, Thomas Hughes, while […]

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Fairfield mayor, former deputy mayor, fight $100 ethics fines.

In a June 6, 2017 letter, Fairfield Township Solicitor John G. Carr advised the Local Finance Board, the chief enforcer of the Local Government Ethics Law (LGEL), that his clients, Mayor Benjamin Byrd and former Deputy Mayor Troy Pitts, seek to have an Administrative Law Judge review $100 ethics fines that the Board levied against […]

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Fairfield Committeeman “reprimanded” and fined for violating Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act.

On October 25, 2017, the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) fined a Fairfield Township (Cumberland County) Committeeman $275 and reprimanded him for filing a campaign financing statement 609 days late.  A similar complaint against another Fairfield Committeeman is pending. According to state law, candidates for public office are supposed to file various election-cycle reports that […]