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Belmar Mayor's Ties To Sandy Contractors Come Under Scrutiny, Report Says

Contractor hired Maggie Moran — a former top aide to Gov. Jon Corzine and wife of Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty — to help develop a marketing campaign

A fraud watchdog group set up by the state Attorney General’s Office in the wake of Hurricane Sandy will look into a complaint alleging the Belmar mayor violated ethics laws because of his wife’s ties to contractors hired by the firm that won the lion’s share of New Jersey’s cleanup work, according to NJ.com.

Days after getting a state debris removal contract on Oct. 30, Florida-based AshBritt, hired Conti Group of Edison, a construction firm, to help manage its efforts and identify local subcontractors, according to NJ.com. Conti then hired Maggie Moran — a former top aide to Gov. Jon Corzine and wife of Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty — to help develop a marketing campaign, according to NJ.com.

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paulie September 08, 2013 at 06:49 PM
And this comes as a surprise to who? I would love to know how much Maggie Moran put in her own pocket at taxpayers expense.
Mac September 08, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Ah! Now it's the Democrats turn. Everything worked out pretty well for Gilmore, a Republican and personal pet of the Governor when AshBritt hired him for his emergency hurricane related experience. Let's see how the Dems stand up against the old Bid Rig I team of prosecutors. Monmouth County sure fell a lot harder than Ocean County did in pervious investigations by this team.
John Wayne September 08, 2013 at 09:09 PM
The politicians and their connections are all the same. Ties everywhere and the real reason all these towns are in trouble. The Attorneys General Office should be investigating all these corrupt troubled towns. Hmmmmmm, How come our governor doesn't do anything about all these problems? Could it be because he is involved and part of it too.

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