Skip to comments.Paterson Mayor Will Leave Office After Pleading Guilty to Conspiracy
Posted on 09/23/2017 2:45:05 AM PDT by SMGFan
Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in a corruption case sparked by an I-Team investigation in 2016.
Torres will spend up to five years behind bars, resign as mayor and pay restitution to the city of Paterson as part of a plea deal with prosecutors over the alscheme to steal from taxpayers by ordering city workers to do construction on a relative's would-be beer business
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnewyork.com ...
What party could they be??? Really a 50/50 chance.
And this too!
I bet they all kept their pensions.
Three Department of Public Works supervisors — Timothy Hanlon, Joseph Mania and Imad Mowases — were also charged in the scheme. All three will lose their jobs after pleading guilty, but none will face prison time.
If you are the right color or ethnicity you can get away with any crime so goes the social justice narative
I read every word of the article, and it wasn’t in there. Funny how that works. He must be a Republican. We all know how the Corporate media covers for anything the Rethuglicans do. /bitter sarc
Torres ran for election as an independent in the 2014 mayoral race which took place on May 13, 2014. He won the seat garnering 8,069. votes, in an election in which 22,896, or 30%, of the city’s 76,059 registered voters participated. Voting was characterised an unprecedented 2,413 mail-in votes, almost 800 more than the total absentee ballots cast in the previous three elections combined and more than twice as many as in 2010. Torres received 930 of the absentee ballots, 38.5 percent of the total and more than twice as many as any other candidate. The mayor’s salary was set at $119,000 per year after approval by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Torres collected $4,152 more than his salary from July 1 through December 5, 2014 in erroneous payments. He returned much of the erroneous payments after payroll clerks discovered the error and made his final payment after it was exposed in a local newspaper.
In 2015, Torres has created the position of “deputy mayor”, which are multiple, unofficial and unpaid. Their role is to advise the mayor on various aspects of city planning and to act as liaisons to Paterson’s various ethnic communities.
Five years in the slammer? Guaranteed there’s more to it than is being made public. No doubt other un named big shots are involved.
Yes, it was- from the article:
"After the hearing, Torres, a Democrat, only said "I'm sorry"..."
He’s sorry he got caught.
Yeah, typical of them.
It’s no joke to say South Jersey is underrepresented and could be it’s own sovereign state in the union. We will throw in Camden for free.
Joey is a Democrat.
I didn’t see it in the article.
Thanks. Didn’t see that.
You’re welcome. :-)