New Jersey mayor charged in public worker overtime scheme

09 Марта, 2017, 00:40 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
  • New Jersey mayor charged in public worker overtime scheme

Minutes after the state detailed the corruption charges against him in a news conference, Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres stood on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, alongside his assistant as she read his statement insisting on his innocence.

Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres and the supervisors were charged with theft, misconduct, tampering with public records and other offenses, Attorney General Christopher Porrino said.

The indictment alleges that, at Mayor Torres had Mania, Mowaswes and Hanlon performed work and assigned subordinates to perform work while "on the clock" for the city at a private warehouse at 82 East 15th St. leased by "Quality Beer", a limited liability company formed by Torres' daughter and his nephew. "Mayor Torres is alleged to have misappropriated public resources and workers to advance a family business, and his co-defendants allegedly joined in his blatantly crooked scheme". Several city political leaders - both supporters and opponents of Torres - said they do not expect the mayor to resign anytime soon.

Torres previously has said no city workers had ever done private jobs for him, but he has repeatedly declined to comment about the allegations at length.

Читайте также: Kite Pharma's Shares Soared Today Thanks to Its Revolutionary Blood Cancer Drug

Over the course of almost a year, workers renovated the property, painted, and performed carpentry and electrical work at at the building, prosecutors said. Prosecutors said the daughter and nephew were planning to use the warehouse as a wholesale liquor distribution facility, but ended up terminating the lease after failing to obtain the necessary permits and license from the state.

The indictment does not prevent Torres from continuing to serve as Paterson's mayor while the charges are pending. In addition, he says the employees were paid by the city and received overtime.

First elected to Paterson's city council in 1990, Torres became mayor in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006.

The charges may not have come as a surprise to the residents of New Jersey's third-largest city. He fought the indictment and unsuccessfully sought re-election that year, losing to Torres. If convicted, he could be sentenced to spend up to 10 years in prison or pay up to $150,000 in fines. He was the first African-American mayor of Paterson. He has spent most of that money on various events and his campaign account has a balance of about $84,000, according to state records.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2017 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Recommended:

  • USA's Biggie & Tupac Series Casts Its Rappers

    USA's Biggie & Tupac Series Casts Its Rappers

    For Jonez, " Unsolved " marks the acting debut for the rapper who was discovered during a nation-wide casting call for the part. Biggie Smalls, aka Christopher Wallace, quickly went from honor student to drug dealer to the face of East Coast rap.
    British PM appeals for United Kingdom  stability amid Brexit preparations

    British PM appeals for United Kingdom stability amid Brexit preparations

    May declined to give a yes or no answer when asked if she would grant Sturgeon a second independence referendum. In return the United Kingdom government has so far been one of obstinacy and intransigence.
    Celebrate Seuss, celebrate reading

    Celebrate Seuss, celebrate reading

    Junior Hunter Hargrove, who read "A Mother for Choco", said he felt there was another message hidden in their visit, too. Alyssa Longobardi played the exasperated fish to Katrina Eagan and Payton McKillips' Thing 1 and Thing 2.
  • With BJP support, Sena's Mahadeshwar elected Mayor

    With BJP support, Sena's Mahadeshwar elected Mayor

    The announcement comes days after the Shiv Sena won by a margin of 2 against the BJP's 82 in the recently concluded BMC elections. Shiv Sena's Vishwanath Mahadeshwar has been elected as the next Mayor of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) today.

    McDonald's To Expand Delivery Options And Mobile Ordering

    China has tripled the company's delivery business since its launch in 2008, growing 30% in 2016 alone. Shares of McDonald's closed up 1.1 percent at $129.05 after hitting a nine-month high of $129.99.

    No. 8 Louisville overcomes No. 19 Notre Dame 71-64

    Beachem and fellow senior Steve Vasturia have helped the Irish win 79 games - a school record - over the past three seasons. The Irish continued their second-half dominance with goals from sophomore Nikki Ortega and freshman Erin McBride.
  • Champions League Results 2017: Qualified Teams After Tuesday's Round-of-16 Ties

    Champions League Results 2017: Qualified Teams After Tuesday's Round-of-16 Ties

    Zinedine Zidane would have demanded a response from his squad after half-time and they looked to deliver immediately. The angle was tough, and he had a lot to focus on with the keeper and defender right on top of him.
    Murray too strong for Verdasco

    Murray too strong for Verdasco

    The odds looked stacked in Murray's favour heading into the contest, with the Brit winning 12 of their 13 previous meetings. ANDY MURRAY had an easier day at the office as he cruised into the final of the Dubai Championship.

    New US soccer policy requires players to stand during national anthems

    The change comes after Megan Rapinoe kneeled before a US women's senior team friendly against Thailand in September. She also protested with her club team, the Seattle Reign, several times in the fall.
  • Challenging path for Ulster ruling alliance, following election results

    Challenging path for Ulster ruling alliance, following election results

    George Galloway has hailed the election results in Northern Ireland as "a major step towards Irish unity". Asked if he felt any threat to his unionist leanings after the election, he said: "No".
    Bilic hopes for luck as West Ham host Chelsea

    Bilic hopes for luck as West Ham host Chelsea

    The Blues have been rejuvenated under the Italian head coach, but face a test of their credentials at West Ham on Monday. Every game I play I feel more comfortable and have more belief in myself. "So I got used to the job a little bit".
    Big Sam speaks in the third person after 'much bigger' win

    Big Sam speaks in the third person after 'much bigger' win

    I had eight months there and they were in dire straits. "We did the basics so well and the quality of both goals topped it". We needed someone to give us that bit of a lift in what was always going to be a tight game.


Popular

USMNT to play Haiti or Nicaragua in Cleveland
A third-place finish would see the United States play at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on Thursday, July 20. Joining them in the second group are surprising qualifiers Martinique, and the victor of a Nicaragua/Haiti play-in game.

India hoists Tallest Tricolour at Attari, Pak fears espionage
Pakistan Rangers raised objection over the installation of the flag and regarding this, they have conveyed their message to BSF. With this, the title of the tallest national flag in India changed from the 293-foot-high tricolour in Ranchi in Jharkhand.

Supreme Court sends Va. transgender case back to lower court
Now it will have to review the case again because of the new guidelines issued by Trump's Departments of Education and Justice. Since then, Gavin has generally used the nurse's restroom, though the school has since installed three single-user bathrooms.

Chelsea Inch Closer to Premier League Crown After Downing West Ham
Chelsea have faced West Ham twice this season, and the Blues had to battle it out on both occasions to pip West Ham . The good news for Chelsea is that Eden Hazard will be available despite the Belgian suffering a knock in training.

'I can't wait to punch him legally': Haye and Bellew
The background of the admittedly grainy footage seemingly shows a member of Haye's team throw a right hand in the direction of a fan.

PSA Buys Opel From GM, Will Announce Deal On Monday, Says Report
However, much of the existing Opel lineup would remain dependent for years on technology and parts shared with other GM brands. United Kingdom business minister, Greg Clark, said that his meeting with Tavares was constructive and reassuring.

Is The Fed Considering A Rate Hike In March?
The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 9.53 points, or 0.2%, to 5,870.75, ending the week 0.4% higher. By June, an 84 per cent chance of at least one hike has now been priced in.

Pristine Power & Performance! The Bentley Bentayga Mulliner
Seven suggested colour ways are offered by the manufacturer, which complement the optional duo tone exterior paintwork. The upholstery is stitched by hand and is finished with unique embroidery and contrast stitching.

Atlético Madrid striker Fernando Torres 'conscious and stable' after suffering head injury
He wrote: "Many thanks to all for worrying about me and your messages of encouragement". "He is stable and conscious", the club tweeted .

New Mexico health agency: Flu activity widespread in state
Signs to watch for include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills and fatigue. The county says while children under six months old can not get a flu shot, there are other ways to protect them.

Tendencies