Pedersen up-close: Back in 2005, news agencies reported it took repeated phone calls-—to no avail-—followed by filing formal Open Public Records Act request to get information on McGreeveys appointee to the CRDA-—Theodore Pedersen.
News organizations asking for a resume for Pedersen were referred to Philadelphia lawyer Tom Gallagher, who refused comment. Why does a 26-year-old government employee on the public payroll need a high-profile Philadelphia lawyer?
Finally getting access to it, news reports on Pedersen’s resume says he came to the governor’s office from McGreevey’s election campaign-—one of the 8000 young friends McGreevey put on the public payroll.
Records show Pedersen was paid $8,000 in 2001 and $1,519 in 2000. Woodbridge records show Pedersen was paid $27,200 in 2000, $18,758 in 2001 and $1,772 in 2002 as a computer technician. Pedersens last day in Woodbridge was the day before McGreevey took the oath of office. Circa July 2004, one month before McGreevey announced he is leaving because of a gay affair, Pedersen went to CRDA as a $216-a-day intern.
A month later, he was hired as CRDAs assistant director at $56,595.
“That’s because he did a great job,” said Curtis Bashaw, CRDA chief.
(Duh.......a good job at what?)
According to a publication titled Exit Zero, on the July 4th weekend, McGreevey was in Cape May cavorting at Bashaw’s Jackson Street home, which is located at Bashaws Congress Hall Hotel.
Earlier McGreevey appointed his pal Curtis Bashaw to the coveted NJ Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). While holding the government position, Bashaw did deals with Sun National Bank, Vineland, that facilitated getting valuable Atlantic City property for $10, while Curtis got bigtime loans (and God knows what other goodies, perhaps hidden equity positions in the bank’s property development deals).
Bashaw was present ay meetings prior to McGs resigning over his “being gay.”
Most people say McG’s resignation speech was a sham to coverup massive government fraud. According to his autobio, McG appointed Golan Cipel to Homeland Sec to keep Cipel handy for sex.