WATCH NBC 4 NEW YORK’S STORY ON NJ WATCHDOG’S DISABILITY PENSION INVESTIGATION

To read the text version of WNBC’s story on the New Jersey Watchdog investigation, click on this link: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/investigations/I-TEAM-Questionable-Disability-Pensions-Cost-NJ-Taxpayers-189283211.html

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TAXPAYER TRAUMA! HOW NJ COPS ‘CLEAN UP’ ON DISABILITY PENSIONS Investigative Report by Mark Lagerkvist

Timothy Carroll retired at age 33.  He claimed he was “totally and permanently” disabled by the trauma of seeing dead bodies while working as a sheriff’s officer in Morris County, New Jersey.
“I suffer from crime scene flashbacks and hallucinations due to all the years I served as a crime scene detective,” stated Carroll in [...]

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Tough Love

Gov. Christie, you may STILL have time to DO-THE-RIGHT-THING (e.g., appoint an independent special prosecutor to investigate this and let the chips fall where they belong). If not, it will likely kill a presidential run.

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Trish

Let’s not forget how Christie is screwing those of us entitled to pensions so he can keep that porkbarrel rolling for him and his fellow fatbellies.

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WHAT GOV. CHRISTIE WON’T TELL YOU IN ‘STATE OF STATE’ SPEECH News Analysis by Mark Lagerkvist

Gov. Chris Christie made a crucial decision last month on Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, his second-in-command who’s embroiled by scandal and entangled in a criminal investigation riddled with conflicts of interest.
Christie named her as his running mate for the 2013 election. He effectively anointed Guadagno as his heir apparent to take the reigns as New [...]

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NINE DOUBLE-DIPPING SHERIFFS FACE SHOWDOWN IN 2013 ELECTION Report by Mark Lagerkvist

Will this be the year New Jersey voters finally arrest the double-dipping practices of their county sheriffs?
Or will the wallets of taxpayers in the Garden State continue to be held captive by “retired” law enforcement officials who collect both salary and pension?
2013 could bring a showdown at the polls, as nine double-dipping incumbents face re-election. Here’s who they [...]

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NJ WATCHDOG NAMED “BEST INVESTIGATIVE BLOG” OF 2012

New Jersey Watchdog has been named “Best Investigative Blog” as part of the 2012 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards.  The 4th annual list by Doug Ross is billed as “the most prestigious new media awards in the conservative blogosphere.”  (Please note NJ Watchdog plays no political favorites in pursuing its mission of exposing waste, fraud and corruption in New Jersey [...]

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Tough Love

Quite amazing at how JUSTICE can be derailed when powerful/connected people get caught in the net.  Gov. Christie …. you REALLY dropped the ball on this one.

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TOO HOT TO HANDLE? NJ RECORDS COUNCIL QUITS GUADAGNO CASE Report by Mark Lagerkvist

TRENTON — In a sudden reversal, the New Jersey Government Records Council has decided the documents detailing Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno’s role in a $245,000 pension scandal are too hot for the agency to handle.
The GRC voted unanimously Tuesday to quit the case and not review the records it twice ordered the State Treasury to submit for inspection. [...]

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TASK FORCE REPORT IGNORES PENSION CORRUPTION IN NJ Commentary by Frank Keegan

How can anybody fill 88 pages on New Jersey’s fiscal catastrophe and not once use the word “corruption”? That is what authors of the State Budget Crisis Task Force’s New Jersey Report managed to do.
The report, released last week by a bipartisan panel of fiscal experts, outlines much of the malfeasance and nonfeasance of state and local [...]

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