NACo-Gate Day 29: $960,669 Paid To Lawyers Connected To NACo Campaign

Attorney Payments 2007 - 2008_1NACo-Gate Day 29: $960,669 Paid To Lawyers Connected To NACo Campaign

Attorney Payments 2007 - 2008_2In the biggest story that the local media is refusing to cover (except for Matt Dunn of The News of Cumberland County), it just continues to get uglier and uglier!

Greco: “$960,000 is a lot of reasons to be supportive…”

Millville – The plot in Lou Magazzu’s NACo-Gate dilemma has thickened. On September 4, 2009 Magazzu told Politickernj.com, “…some political supporters indicated that they wanted to be of assistance in my NACo run.”

As Republicans comb through piles of documents pertaining to Magazzu and NACo-Gate they have recently discovered exactly why some of the supporting cast in NACo-Gate might have wanted to be of assistance to Magazzu. In the years 2007 and 2008 members of the supporting cast of NACo-Gate received $960,669 from Cumberland County according to 1099s and W-2 forms obtained through OPRA requests.

Attorney Payments 2007 - 2008_4“$960, 000 is a lot of reasons for people to be supportive of any person,” Cumberland County GOP Chairman Bob Greco said. “This of course leads to a question of how many of these professionals ‘indicated that they wanted to be of assistance’ before the freeholder board modified the County’s Code of Ethics. The original question of why the freeholder board modified the Code of Ethics still stands.”

Attorney Payments 2007 - 2008_3“It’s simply amazing that twenty-five percent of Magazzu’s contributors gave him gifts exactly eight days after the freeholder board modified the Code of Ethics,” Greco added. “The only way Lou Magazzu can prove he did not violate the County Code of Ethics before the modification is to produce bank records for his NACo account.”

Attorney Payments 2007 - 2008_5Greco asked, “How many professionals did Lou Magazzu ask for campaign contributions prior to the freeholder board voting to modify the Code of Ethics? Was the reason the freeholder board voted on February 26, 2009 to amend the Code of Ethics so Magazzu could be in compliance with the Code while soliciting funds for his NACo campaign? Did Magazzu know he was soliciting contributions in direct violation of that Code of Ethics? Was the change to the Code of Ethics discussed by Magazzu and any of the six freeholders who voted on it at any time prior to the meeting?”

Attorney Payments 2007 - 2008_6This story continues to evolve, showing once and for all the pay-to-play quagmire that Lou’s Democratic Party in Cumberland County has become. It is becoming apparent that if you support Lou financially you will be repaid many times over.

If this doesn’t raise the eyebrows of the local media, then I am afraid nothing will. Has investigative journalism come to an end in this county? Or are the editors refusing to run stories because they cast their candidate in a bad light?

When the time comes for the local press to endorse candidates, are we going to see a connection between endorsements and the papers that have worked hard to bury this story?

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22 Responses to NACo-Gate Day 29: $960,669 Paid To Lawyers Connected To NACo Campaign

  1. Sell me a bridge says:

    Ouch! This one has to hurt.

  2. SalarySam says:

    Only if the papers pick it up. It’s is so odd that they simply choose to ignore all of this. Maybe that’s part of why newspapers are in such bad shape.

    If all they want to do is be a wrapper for glossy ads from big box stores maybe they have to take the word “news” out of their title.

    MagazzuWatch.com has slapped them in the face and challenged them to a duel. They have been dared to cover what seems to be the biggest story going on in Cumberland County. Will the Daily Journal, the Press of Atlantic City and the Cumberland News have the b***s to run the story (or the integrity)?

    The local papers will have no respect if they don’t start to get on this story.

  3. SalarySam says:

    Only if the papers pick it up. It’s is so odd that they simply choose to ignore all of this. Maybe that’s part of why newspapers are in such bad shape.

    If all they want to do is be a wrapper for glossy ads from big box stores maybe they have to take the word “news” out of their title.

    MagazzuWatch.com has slapped them in the face and challenged them to a duel. They have been dared to cover what seems to be the biggest story going on in Cumberland County. Will the Daily Journal, the Press of Atlantic City and the Cumberland News have the b***s to run the story (or the integrity)?

    The local papers will have no legitimacy or respect if they don’t start to get on this story.

  4. tryagain says:

    Maybe these papers have the INTEGRITY not to cover what is OBVIOUSLY just A Republican play for distorted stories and accusations? Sure those few Magazzu Bash supporters revel in their conspiracy theories! Think they may have at one time been abducted by aliens and used for experimental purposes! Not a REAL news story just a bunch of accisations posted by the perennial losing Republicans! Looks like that’s all they have to offer! No wonder the voters of Cumberland reject them year after year. This year will be no different thanks to Greco and his obsession with Naco! Keep up the good work Bobby! Magazzu supporters are loving it but will love it even more when you crash and burn in Nov. elections. You are even going to cost Greedy Gloria her longtime seat! Congratulations and thanks! Next candidate for Republican County Chair get your resumes ready! Could it really be Sorrow is next in line?

  5. SalarySam says:

    Try Again. Lord Lou was soliciting gifts from county vendors for his personal benefit. You really don’t see anything wrong with that?

  6. tryagain says:

    Personal benefit? NO! To win a prestigious bi- partisan and beneficial to OUR County national office? YES!

  7. Sell me a bridge says:

    The more I read what he writes the more convinced I am that tryagain is Lou Magazzu. He just gets a little too upset with the factual information being put out by the Republicans. And that’s what this NACo thing is when you get right down to it, a bunch of facts that bound together make on big problem for Magazzu.

    Take this press release for example. Take all the words off the paper it was written on and you are left with a bunch of 1099 and W2 forms from professionals who contributed to Magazzu. This is fact, not fiction, not “distorted stories and accusations” just pure fact. Yet, tryagain, albeit not in as mean a way as usual, does not try to deal with the facts as presented, he instead resorts to name calling and deflection. A supporter would not do this unless they were a fanatic and I don’t see anyone being that strong a supporter of Magazzu, therefore tryagain must be Lou Magazzu.

    So I ask Lou to please just tell us why he just doesn’t admit the truth so the people of Cumberland County can just move one with their lives.

  8. vineland voter says:

    republican or democrat, either way, a crook is a crook and our freeholder director is a crook first and foremost.

    without your van filled poll junkets, lou wouldn’t be where he is right now, he’d be just another typical crappy lawyer. God forbid lou didn’t have power, how would he line his pockets?

  9. tryagain says:

    Greedy Gloria going down with her demands for MORE money from the County taxpayers. Van Embden crushes Gloria because she is more than capable and the salary issue will sweep Gloria out the door like yesterdays news!

  10. amused says:

    Poor delusional tryagain. Van Emden may be a good person, but she sure isn’t helping herself by aligning with Magazzu. She has guaranteed a loss due to the ticket she is on. You and I both know she is never going to beat Noto. And Magazzu is most certainly going to be the blame for taking his ticket down! If he actually cared about this county, he would have withdrawn from the race already. But he is too selfish and power hungry to do that. Hope Magazzu is proud of what he has done to the Democratic party!

  11. SalarySam says:

    Try Again. I’ll repeat this, slowly.

    Lord Lou
    Agrees
    His
    NACo
    Run
    Was
    PERSONAL

  12. Hopewell Resident says:

    Lou is full of bull of course. He was running for NACO for self benefit only. He hoped to get national exposure and get a high level appointment. It is always about himself. That is too easy to figure out.
    Salary Sam you got it right on the head.
    Four freeholders and two constitutional officers traveling, dinig, and staying at hotel that was paid for by county vendors. This is illegal.

  13. tryagain says:

    Keep wishing for something illegal pathetic souls! Sorry wishing just won’t make it true!

  14. Has anyone noticed The old Five points Diner @Landis & Delsea Dr. lately The Democratic Heaqauters.Littering up the front yard .At least they could have cut the grass.It shows there class if any.Noticed a few new white vans and a few cars. Must not be giving anything free away.Last year it was packed.Maybe they will have an 18wheeer cattle wagon to haul all the sheep in the coming days.I guess the Social Service of Cumberland County don’t need any help because usually is where they go for employment after election.I guess the D’S aren’t pulling the wool over the Cumberland County voters this year.Go Bobby Greco GO GO GO.

  15. tryagain says:

    Bobby Who? Dems love Bobby Greco as he leads his pathetic team to yet another defeat!! Jimmy Sorrow to be next County Rep. Chair for sure!! Greco has his guys harping on Naco and the only ones who care about Naco are those on this site!. The issue is going NOWHERE! Keep it up Bobby we love you! Are you in the sewer or the gutter this week?

  16. Guess-Who says:

    tryagain:
    U Going to Answer or are the FACTS in the Other Thread to Much for u to Handle?

    Keep-Up the Non-Sense it is Working for Whom!

    Remember the 13+% UNEMPLOYMENT Number for Aug.!
    What is the Sept. Unemployment #’s for Cumberland County?

    _________________________________________
    Checks & Balance make the County a Better Place

  17. tryagain says:

    Oh glad to see you are still around Guess Who! Was worried you were too busy slamming the good Corrections Officers and their families by insinuating they should be on the other side of the bars! Hint: Stay out of the system!

  18. Guess-Who says:

    Tryagain:
    What are u INSINUATING or are r u THREATENING Me?

    Be RESPONSIBLE with ur WORDS u post about ME , as This is NO Laughing Matter!

    Every American has the RIGHT to Speak & have an Opinion & I could care Less if U or anyone Else Like IT.

    The FACTS Speak for Themselves.
    These Current Freeholders are Clueless about the ISSUES that are Keeping US as the POOREST County in the Entire State of NJ.

    Anyone can L{.}{.}K what was SAID in another Thread here on Magazzuwatch.com.

    ________________________________________
    Checks & Balance make the County a Better Place

  19. tryagain.I have ajob for you it’s very easey and takes no thinking.You can go out into the pasture and herd my sheep.At the end of the day an all my sheep come home safely and not eate up by the wolfs I will give you a beer and pizza.But I ask you to please clean up after you are done.If you can follow all of these directions you can have a job for life.I know this is hard fore you to do.Just stay focused you will be fine.

  20. Guess-Who says:

    What is the UNEMPLOYMENT Number for Sept. in Cumberland County?

    Is IT going to Reach 15% before the CHANGE happens on NOV 3,2009?

    The Question is:
    Will the # Climb to 20% before this Group leaves Office this Yr?

    There is a Debate on Oct. 14th in Millville

    There will be QUESTIONS these Incumbents will Have to ANSWER, These Facts are Stubborn Things!

    ________________________________________
    Checks & Balance make the County a Better Place

  21. tryagain says:

    GEE I guess GuessWho IS A LITTLE TEMPERMENTAL! No insinuations or threats just STILL waiting for you and your Republican friends to APOLOGIZE for your insults and insinuations against the GOOD hard working Corrections Officers and their families! Think you will EVER apologize for insinuating they may be on the wrong side of the bars?

  22. GEE, I guess tryagain should invest in a dictionary. Who taught you how to spell? “Tempermental”??? No wonder you buy into Lou’s politics hook, line and sinker. You are so unintelligent that you don’t know better.

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