This was emailed to us this afternoon.
Magazzu now hiding behind an attorney connected to disgraced former Hoboken Mayor
The NACo-Gate controversy that has dominated Cumberland County politics for nearly a month has taken another strange turn. Lou Magazzu, according to The News of Cumberland County and the Vineland Daily Journal is now being represented by Angelo Genova, a lawyer working out of northern New Jersey. Mr. Genova is credited by Hudson County political insiders as the man who guided recently indicted and disgraced former Hoboken mayor Peter Cammarano’s political career. Mr. Genova has also represented Cammarano in court including Dawn Zimmer’s challenge to Cammarano’s election as mayor.
“This thing just keeps getting worse,” Cumberland County Regular Republican Organization Chairman Bob Greco said. “First Magazzu hides behind Brendan Kavanagh and now he’s hiding behind the guy who guided Peter Cammarano’s career. Magazzu needs to understand nobody wants Hudson County style politics here in Cumberland County.”
Greco asked, “What does Magazzu think he did wrong that he has to bring in a pricey, politically connected attorney from North Jersey? Does Magazzu think the lawyers who live here in Cumberland County aren’t good enough?”
“Maybe Jon Corzine sent Genova here,” Greco commented. “A December 11, 2005 New York Times article said Corzine takes Genova’s calls. Obviously Corzine likes Magazzu enough to give him $5,000 to help pay off a controversial no interest loan so it is possible Corzine sent Genova here.”
“No matter how Genova came to represent Magazzu it doesn’t look good. With the perceived culture of corruption around New Jersey politics I would think the last thing Magazzu should do is bring in a lawyer with ties to a disgraced, indicted former mayor from Hoboken,” Greco said. “Bob Ingle could write a sequel to the Soprano State just by following Magazzu. He could call it NACo-Gate.”