Cammarano under investigation – ELEC

2/29/2008:

Just another day in the neighborhood…

Councilman Cammarano Under Investigation

State looking into election law violations

hoboken-cammarano-under-investigation.jpgThe State of New Jersey has announced they have opened an investigation into Hoboken Councilman Peter J. Cammarano for serious election-law violations under state law N.J.S.A 19:44a-9h.

As a continuously sitting councilman since his successful candidacy in 2005, Cammarano is barred by law from (and subject to significant penalties for) being the Chairperson of a Continuing Political Committee throughout his term of that office.

This past April, the incumbent Cammarano created with treasurer Michael Schaeffer and treasury signatory Robert Drasheff the continuing political committee, Hoboken Democrats for Hudson County; Cammarano began as, and remained throughout, this committee’s chairperson. This creation document is now available to the public at the Election Law Enforcement Commission’s website (the D-4 file from 4/18/07 on that committee’s document page).

Pursuant to an official complaint, the Election Law Enforcement Commission reviewed the matter and decided on January 15th just past to commence the investigation, notification being received this February 11th.

Penalties for such violations include return of all funds collected; fines in the amount of all funds collected plus all funds disbursed; fines up to $12,000 per count for individual reporting and filing violations, among others. In addition, it is quite likely that criminal suits for fraudulent solicitation could follow; Cammarano’s committee appears to have also solicited funds using the mail.

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83 Comments on "Cammarano under investigation – ELEC"

estevens
Member

I finally received a call back from one of the investigators at ELEC. Still no comment on the review.

However, the review IS still ongoing. Little birdies were telling me that Cammarano had been telling folks that the complaint had been dismissed. What a liar.

manolo
Member
manolo

Gov Corzine, please get us the ELEC information on David Roberts and all his candidates at large from his last mayoral election.

Please release ELEC FORMS on Peter Cammarano too.
Thank you

Brownstones for everyone, Ruben one for you, Marita and Petey one for you and how about that Terry Cappiello LaBruno huh oh she already has a house on Jefferson right near Ruben’s mama so she’ll just get a 6 figure job for life.

Totally and utterly disgusting!!

HoBroke
Member
HoBroke

shocked and amazed….NJ Elec commission, with evidence in hand!, avoids the prosecution of a standard elected official. Good thing our Federal Bureau of Investigation does not cowher to others……

i would love for the national media to pick up on this story. It is not a function of a one time problem with cammarano…he choose Michael Schaffer to be his TREASURER for his illegal PAC.

How much you got in your mattress at home Petey?????

davidcdavid64
Member
davidcdavid64

It shows how really ingrained the corruption is. I woud be happy to sign a petition to governor corazine to be sent to all the papers asking for a special investigation by the state as to why these charges were not followed up on and now looking what has happened.

If we do enough pressure we may be able to get some house cleaning in the election commision. Especially if the governor feels some heat.

In response to HoBroke who said:
shocked and amazed….NJ Elec commission, with evidence in hand!, avoids the prosecution of a standard elected official. Good thing our Federal Bureau of Investigation does not cowher to others……

i would love for the national media to pick up on this story. It is not a function of a one time problem with cammarano…he choose Michael Schaffer to be his TREASURER for his illegal PAC.

How much you got in your mattress at home Petey?????

estevens
Member

Status? Unknown. ELEC investigators stopped taking/returning my calls months ago. I put another call in today, but I’m not holding my breath.

historybuff
Member
historybuff

Thanks for the reminder, estevens. So, what’s the status of the state ELEC investigation? Did they drop it, or just put it in limbo?

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