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RUSSO STARTS PRISON TERM

ex-Hoboken mayor

Monday, July 18, 2005

By MICHAELANGELO CONTE

JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

Anthony Russo, 58, was sentenced to 30 months in prison, fined $30,000 and ordered to repay Hoboken $332,200 after admitting to taking thousands of dollars in bribes from city contractors between 1994 and 2001, when he was two-term mayor of Hoboken.

"In his own words, he wishes he is not remembered for the black mark but for the greatness of the things he did for Hoboken," Michael Russo said, specifically the development of the Hoboken Waterfront.

Mayor admits taking $245,000 in bribes from developer

Ex-Marlboro leader faces 15 years, fine for cash payouts for aiding six projects

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

BY TOM FEENEY

Star-Ledger Staff

Even as the town he governed struggled with the effects of explosive growth, former Marlboro Mayor Matthew V. Scannapieco was taking nearly a quarter of a million dollars in bribes for shepherding a prolific developer's projects past the township council and planning board.

Former dean of freeholders charged

Feds say Monmouth's Larrison took cash bribes from developers

Thursday, April 28, 2005

BY TOM FEENEY AND MARY ANN SPOTO

Star-Ledger Staff

Harry Larrison Jr. earned the nickname "Mr. Monmouth County" by serving the public interest for nearly a half-century. But, federal authorities said yesterday, Larrison also used his public office to serve his own interests.

BIG HOUSE FOR BARRY

Hoboken developer is sentenced to 25 months in kickback scheme Ordered to pay $1M restitution, $20G fine 100-plus supporters, dad attend sentencing

Friday, October 22, 2004

by MICHAELANGELO CONTE

Journal Staff Writer

NEWARK - Hoboken-based developer Joseph Barry was sentenced yesterday to two years and one month in federal prison, ordered to make $1 million in restitution and fined $20,000 for making kickbacks to disgraced Hudson County Executive Robert Janiszewski.

Paterson mayor accused of graft

Feds charge Barnes took bribes for help in obtaining city contracts Friday, January 25, 2002

By ANA M. ALAYA AND JOHN P. MARTIN

STAR-LEDGER STAFF

Federal authorities accused Paterson Mayor Martin G. Barnes yesterday of accepting a nonstop stream of free trips, home improvements and luxury items from contractors in return for his help in winning city improvement projects worth millions of dollars.

Bost admits witness tampering, ends trial

Irvington ex-mayor could face up to 10 years in prison

Thursday, April 24, 2003

By KEVIN C. DILWORTH

STAR-LEDGER STAFF

Bost was charged in a five-count indictment alleging she accepted bribes and tampered with a witness. She ended her nearly month-old trial by admitting before U.S. District Judge Joseph Greenaway Jr. in Newark that four years ago, she tried to get former Irvington business administrator David Fuller to lie to federal investigators probing a paving contract at the town's Chris Gatling Recreation Center.

Jury convicts longtime freeholder on all 5 counts in bribery case

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

By Jason Fink

Journal staff writer

Hudson prosecutor to seek Davila-Colon's quick removal

NEWARK - Hudson County Freeholder Nidia Davila-Colon was found guilty in federal court yesterday for her role in a 1999 bribery scheme involving then-County Executive Robert Janiszewski.

Disgraced legislator put family on payroll

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Dunstan McNichol

Star-Ledger Staff

For years, lobbyists

Impreveduto, a Democrat in a county where Democrats have long ruled, didn't have much opposition in those races, and maintained no campaign office or staff. Still, he spent $161,000 last year on his campaign - more than 157 of the 198 Assembly candidates - to run against a token Republican opponent.

Shady leadership haunts state's poorest city

Friday, December 22, 2000

ASSOCIATED PRESS

"It's hard to trust anybody. You really don't know who you're voting for until they're in office," said Carlos Martinez, 22, a press operator at a magnetic metal factory. "When they get in office, it's a different story."

Any thing strike your Fancy?

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how many town officials work at the water depart Passaic Valley or the sewer company PVSC? Lets start off with incumbant Victor Villata who didn't get the job until after he became an elected official. next...
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how many town officials work at the water depart Passaic Valley or the sewer company PVSC?  Lets start off with incumbant Victor Villata who didn't get the job until after he became an elected official.  next...

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He is experienced and qualified to work there he has been a hard worker all his life. So follow in his foot steps and go get a job.

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how many town officials work at the water depart Passaic Valley or the sewer company PVSC?  Lets start off with incumbant Victor Villata who didn't get the job until after he became an elected official.  next...

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everyone on the council is a worker at passaic valley except steve m. so go figure i think each of them also has a child or two working there also!!!! put that in your cap when you go and vote for these corrupt scumbags!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RUSSO STARTS PRISON TERM

ex-Hoboken mayor

Monday, July 18, 2005

By MICHAELANGELO CONTE

JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

Anthony Russo, 58, was sentenced to 30 months in prison, fined $30,000 and ordered to repay Hoboken $332,200 after admitting to taking thousands of dollars in bribes from city contractors between 1994 and 2001, when he was two-term mayor of Hoboken.

"In his own words, he wishes he is not remembered for the black mark but for the greatness of the things he did for Hoboken," Michael Russo said, specifically the development of the Hoboken Waterfront.

Mayor admits taking $245,000 in bribes from developer

Ex-Marlboro leader faces 15 years, fine for cash payouts for aiding six projects

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

BY TOM FEENEY

Star-Ledger Staff

Even as the town he governed struggled with the effects of explosive growth, former Marlboro Mayor Matthew V. Scannapieco was taking nearly a quarter of a million dollars in bribes for shepherding a prolific developer's projects past the township council and planning board.

Former dean of freeholders charged

Feds say Monmouth's Larrison took cash bribes from developers

Thursday, April 28, 2005

BY TOM FEENEY AND MARY ANN SPOTO

Star-Ledger Staff

Harry Larrison Jr. earned the nickname "Mr. Monmouth County" by serving the public interest for nearly a half-century. But, federal authorities said yesterday, Larrison also used his public office to serve his own interests.

BIG HOUSE FOR BARRY

Hoboken developer is sentenced to 25 months in kickback scheme Ordered to pay $1M restitution, $20G fine 100-plus supporters, dad attend sentencing

Friday, October 22, 2004

by MICHAELANGELO CONTE

Journal Staff Writer

NEWARK - Hoboken-based developer Joseph Barry was sentenced yesterday to two years and one month in federal prison, ordered to make $1 million in restitution and fined $20,000 for making kickbacks to disgraced Hudson County Executive Robert Janiszewski.

Paterson mayor accused of graft

Feds charge Barnes took bribes for help in obtaining city contracts Friday, January 25, 2002

By ANA M. ALAYA AND JOHN P. MARTIN

STAR-LEDGER STAFF

Federal authorities accused Paterson Mayor Martin G. Barnes yesterday of accepting a nonstop stream of free trips, home improvements and luxury items from contractors in return for his help in winning city improvement projects worth millions of dollars.

Bost admits witness tampering, ends trial

Irvington ex-mayor could face up to 10 years in prison

Thursday, April 24, 2003

By KEVIN C. DILWORTH

STAR-LEDGER STAFF

Bost was charged in a five-count indictment alleging she accepted bribes and tampered with a witness. She ended her nearly month-old trial by admitting before U.S. District Judge Joseph Greenaway Jr. in Newark that four years ago, she tried to get former Irvington business administrator David Fuller to lie to federal investigators probing a paving contract at the town's Chris Gatling Recreation Center.

Jury convicts longtime freeholder on all 5 counts in bribery case

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

By Jason Fink

Journal staff writer

Hudson prosecutor to seek Davila-Colon's quick removal

NEWARK - Hudson County Freeholder Nidia Davila-Colon was found guilty in federal court yesterday for her role in a 1999 bribery scheme involving then-County Executive Robert Janiszewski.

Disgraced legislator put family on payroll

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Dunstan McNichol

Star-Ledger Staff

For years, lobbyists

Impreveduto, a Democrat in a county where Democrats have long ruled, didn't have much opposition in those races, and maintained no campaign office or staff. Still, he spent $161,000 last year on his campaign - more than 157 of the 198 Assembly candidates - to run against a token Republican opponent.

Shady leadership haunts state's poorest city

Friday, December 22, 2000

ASSOCIATED PRESS

"It's hard to trust anybody. You really don't know who you're voting for until they're in office," said Carlos Martinez, 22, a press operator at a magnetic metal factory. "When they get in office, it's a different story."

Any thing strike your Fancy?

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Harrison is a town where there are billions of dollars in redevelopment projects taking place. Is it a coincidence that the head of the redevelopment agency is also the chairman of the mayors reelection campaign? That the mayors brother-in-law is the attorney for the redevelopment board?

We live in a town where every public contract is for sale, the garbage, town insurance, town appointments, legal services, board of education, every contract requires a contribution to the towns, democratic organization, headed by the mayors campaign manager.

It is also noted that in other posts on this board that the Harrison Democratic organization also gave two hundred thousand dollars to the Hudson County Democratic Organization. Who until he was elected state senator was headed by Bob Menendez.

Even a blind federal agent should be able to make a case here.

I think we should support our local politicians by getting out to vote for them so they can keep things rolling just as they are. After all, we have been doing it for years.

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how many town officials work at the water depart Passaic Valley or the sewer company PVSC?  Lets start off with incumbant Victor Villata who didn't get the job until after he became an elected official.  next...

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Well after today's Star Ledger story, let's see who will be shaking in their boots... The whole bunch of them, the Mayor, Villata, Bennett, Higgins, Van Riper,by the way who works part time and makes over 40k in the town? does he even live in Harrison?? Oh, don't forget the CatMan!!!.... he better start meowing... or he'll be in the big "house" before long. Why would a man who has already been indicted in criminal activities be offered and given a public service job making 95k????? you tell me, but now at least we know they are all being investigated... and to Higgins, and Bennett better start thinking about that double, triple and quadruple dipping....watch your backs... and stop the shady shit....

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He is experienced and qualified to work there he has been a hard worker all his life. So follow in his foot steps and go get a job.

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HE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN THIS JOB BEFORE HE RAN THEN, IF HE IS SO QUALIFIED, MY ASS YOU KISSER. CORRUPTION IS HERE AND HE ALLOWED HIMSELF TO BE PART OF IT. SHAME ON VICTOR AND HIS FAMILY.

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How many Higgins in town Hall,  less then a week togo

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THIS MUST BE THE REASON WHY OUR TREASURER HIGGINS IS SELLING HER CONDO/HOUSE. BETH PLEASE DON'T MAKE FOOLS OUT OF US TAXPAYERS.

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THIS MUST BE THE REASON WHY OUR TREASURER HIGGINS IS SELLING HER CONDO/HOUSE.  BETH PLEASE DON'T MAKE FOOLS OUT OF US TAXPAYERS.

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TOO LATE, YOU ARE A VOTER TOO.

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How many Higgins in town Hall,  less then a week togo

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Maybe they should look into the actions of the sibling. The one who is supposed to be balancing the checkbook for the town. Tell me that they could never notice being several million dollars in the hole? Just as much to blame as the brother, because she signs all the checks!

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THIS MUST BE THE REASON WHY OUR TREASURER HIGGINS IS SELLING HER CONDO/HOUSE.  BETH PLEASE DON'T MAKE FOOLS OUT OF US TAXPAYERS.

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Beth, why in all these years did you not speak out?

why did you not alert us, your neighbors?

why did you not alert the town attorney of the corruption?

why did you not be honest with us, the people that pay you/

why? why? why?

must you let us know by selling your property?\

shame on you, you need a life

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Beth, why in all these years did you not speak out?

why did you not alert us, your neighbors?

why did you not alert the town attorney of the corruption?

why did you not be honest with us, the people that pay you/

why? why? why?

must you let us know by selling your property?\

shame on you, you need a life

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They all seem so nice, they smile at you , listen to you and seem concerned. Most of them even call you by name, and know your family. Some of them are new to town, but they have been chosen to be part of the select few. Some have been in town for years, and you knew them when they were children. The amazing thing is they can all keep a straight face while they are picking you pocket.

The purpose of taxes is to enhance the communal good. In Harrison the purpose of taxes is to enhance them and their families, at your expense.

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He is experienced and qualified to work there he has been a hard worker all his life. So follow in his foot steps and go get a job.

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Do I have to run for a political office to get a political connected job? AND THAT WOULD MAKE ME EXPERIENCED AND QUALIFIED? Wake up you must be a family member that also has a political connected job right?????

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Do I have to run for a political office to get a political connected job? AND THAT WOULD MAKE ME EXPERIENCED AND QUALIFIED?  Wake up you must be a family member that also has a political connected job right?????

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you have to stick a trumpet in your a-- and toot the "GOD BLESS AMERICA!"

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Well after today's Star Ledger story, let's see who will be shaking in their boots...  The whole bunch of them, the Mayor, Villata, Bennett, Higgins, Van Riper,by the way who works part time and makes over 40k in the town?  does he even live in Harrison?? Oh, don't forget the CatMan!!!.... he better start meowing... or he'll be in the big "house" before long.  Why would a man who has already been indicted in criminal activities be offered and given a public service job making 95k????? you tell me, but now at least we know they are all being investigated... and to Higgins, and Bennett better start thinking about that double, triple and quadruple dipping....watch your backs... and stop the shady shit....

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By the way, the Star Ledge DID NOT SAY THAT LARRY BENNETT has been working at PVSC for over 25 years. Larry Bennett was working at PVSC before the Mayor, and Villata. Bennett has over 25 years experience at PVCS, none of themare there as long as he is. Why was that not mentioned? Before anyone starts pointing fingers, let us point them at the people who are working there after they became an offical for this Town of Harrison. Where ever the Star Ledger got this information they should have had their story straight before they printed that article. Point your finger at yourself, and get the facts right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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They all seem so nice, they smile at you , listen to you and seem concerned.  Most of them even call you by name, and know your family.  Some of them are new to town, but they have been chosen to be part of the select few.  Some have been in town for years, and you knew them when they were children.  The amazing thing is they can all keep a straight face while they are picking you pocket. 

The purpose of taxes is to enhance the communal good.  In Harrison the purpose of taxes is to enhance them and their families, at your expense.

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Picking our pockets? If you pay property taxes in this village they are filing a truck with what they take from your pockets.

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