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Stealing Generators From The People

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West New York, New Jersey (My9NJ) - After Hurricane Sandy a number of local officials had gotten in trouble for using government owned and taxpayer funded generators for their personal use. These incidents proved that it wasn’t just your common criminal that’s stealing generators and power from the people, but public employees as well.

In West New York, New Jersey town official’s, like Business Administrator Joseph DeMarco, were able to take town-owned generators home with them, while the rest of the town remained without power.

Now, over a year later, the people of West New York are still angry about this and want to know what, if anything is going to be done to the people who took home generators when the town clearly needed them.

When approached with that very question, DeMarco played coy. “I’m not going to comment on that because there was an investigation done by the mayor and it’s a personnel matter, and we’ll leave it at that,” he said.

DeMarco didn’t seem to get any punishment for the incident. He wasn’t fired, he’s still attending commissioners meeting and working and the people of West New York are still mad.

Unfortunately, incidents where officials “borrow” or “confiscate” items from vendors is a wide spread problem in New Jersey and an abuse of the public trust.


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