Double-dipping Sheriff Michael Saudino will ride again in Bergen County at taxpayers’ expense.
Armed with $100,000 in campaign cash, Saudino outgunned Democratic challenger James Mordaga at the polls last week. The victory assures the sheriff of nearly $268,000 a year from public coffers – $138,000 in county salary plus $129,984 from pension as retired Emerson Township police [...]
New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno – as Monmouth County sheriff in 2008 – made conflicting and misleading statements to enable her top aide to collect an $85,000 a year pension plus an $87,500 salary.
Now in the heat of a political campaign, Guadagno has broken a long silence. She claims her maneuvers benefited taxpayers.
“It saved [...]
Records of a pension scandal involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno are so secret that New Jersey authorities are seeking to argue their reasons for secrecy in secret.
Under order, the state Treasury has turned over 26 documents for an in camera review by the Office of Administrative Law. After review, a judge will rule on which, if [...]
Meet New Jersey’s “disabled” double-dippers. They get two sets of checks from the state – one for working and another because they cannot work:
As a lawyer for Gov. Chris Christie, Adam Heck collects a $110,000 state salary – plus an additional $44,000 a year in police pension pay for being ”totally and permanently disabled” in the eyes of New [...]
Double-dipping by New Jersey public officials continues to thrive for one big reason: Too many legislators either directly profit or quietly condone a costly practice that drains untold millions from state pension funds.
New Jersey Watchdog found 18 state lawmakers who receive retirement checks totaling $782,000 a year in addition to their legislative salaries. The roster [...]
Joe Derrico – the disabled New Jersey cop turned roughhousing repo man on reality TV – took a hard punch today from the state Police and Firemen’s Retirement System.
The PFRS board of trustees stripped Derrico of his $69,703 a year tax-free disability pension and declared him fit to return to work for the Hamilton Township [...]
On television, Joseph Derrico pursues a monster truck on foot, pulls the driver out of the vehicle and tosses him to the ground. He is on truTV’s “Bear Swamp Recovery,” a reality show on vehicle repos by the “baddest towing team in Jersey.”
Yet Derrico collects a police disability pension of nearly $70,000 a year. In [...]
New Jersey’s elite $100K Club of retired public officials is growing bigger and fatter.
The number of retirees collecting more than $100,000 a year from state pensions hit 1,474 in 2012 – an increase of nearly 50 percent in two years, according to a New Jersey Watchdog analysis of state pension data.
Former Jersey City school superintendent [...]
New Jersey State Lottery deputy director Duane Daniels hit a jackpot when he retired as a State Police captain at age 50.
Daniels started collecting an $88,296 annual state pension in October 2009. That same month, he was hired as the lottery’s head of security at a $90,000 salary. For Daniels, who did not respond to requests for [...]
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