(AP) — New Jersey has sued two state residents, claiming they collected
tens of thousands of dollars in donations for a bogus 9/11 charity.
the lawsuit filed Monday in Superior Court, the Attorney General's
Office claims 66-year-old Mark Niemczyk of Tinton Falls and 40-year-old
Thomas Scalgione of Manahawkin used the money they raised for their own
personal gain. It also alleges that the pair — who both have criminal
records — failed to register the charity as required by state law.
two men have driven throughout the state in a pickup truck painted with
the names of first responders who died in the terrorist attacks.
denied the allegations, telling the Asbury Park Press
(http://on.app.com/MP8XZz) that he and Niemczyk operate "a legitimate
group" and will fight to clear their names.