Recently Lou Magazzu has deluged the newspapers with attack letters by so-called private citizens, extolling his virtues and attacking Bruce Peterson in particular. We thought it was about time that the truth come out about these supposedly unsolicited letter-writers.
Sam Boutros – ever hear of him? He has been mentioned on MW previously. He donated time and resources to Lou’s failed NACo run. In return, Lou appointed him to the board of the CCUA. Mr. Wasserman, also a big supporter of Lou fails to mention that his son is married to a freeholder, and also serves on the board of the CCUA. Both Boutros and Keith Wasserman attend 12 meetings a year, and in return get taxpayer funded health-care for their families, as well as monetary compensation and other benefits. It is estimated that their packages are worth $27,000 annually for a couple hours a month work – IF they decide to show up.
In fact, the CCUA is Lou’s favorite way to reward party loyalists. Other party faithful include Chair Nancy Sungenis, (also in charge of elections – does anyone fear there might be fraud this year?) the writer of a letter packed full of lies and supporting Lou Magazzu in violation of the code of ethics that guides election supervisors and personnel.
Also on that list is Donald Olbrich, also recently appointed to streets and roads? What experience does he have? none, other than being a loyal supporter of Magazzu. We have discussed Todd Edwards ad nauseum – he is a favorite because he just never shows up for the meetings, but Lou allows him to always collect his paycheck, and he gets full benefits.
One particularly vicious letter was by a Ms. Gloria de La Rosa. What Gloria doesn’t tell you is that she too has been bought. A Vineland resident, she sits on the tax board. She was appointed to the position that belongs to the west side of the county under recommendation of Magazzu. Lou has denied half the county fair representation in order to buy loyalty. Gloria gets paid $16,000 plus health benefits, at taxpayer expense, for attending a couple meetings a month. It’s a nice gig if you can get it. How do you get it? You sell your soul, and your ethics to Lou Magazzu!