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Re: City Hires Former Mayor and Felon, Gerry McCann
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isn't mccan shoveling a wad of that $600 million into his old accounting firm? does he get a piece of that?he's old school i'm sure he'd be okay with a kickback. great way to make sure the books get cooked to just the right temperature.

Posted on: 2010/3/12 14:45
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Re: Its Not Over Yet - Call Continues for Healy, Vega and Lopez to Resign
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You make a strong case for disbarment, but are the standards the same for an elected official as for an attorney? The mere fact that he is an attorney seems to hold him to a higher standard than what would apply to a non-attorney mayor. And Jersey City is many things - a service academy it is not.

I don't disagree with the breech of public trust point - if he didn't report it. But I do wonder if the other points you raise hold legal water.

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covetalker wrote:
Mayor Healy is an officer of the court, and he failed to uphold that legal/ethical responsibility by not reporting the improper activities that he witnessed, as detailed in the criminal complaint against Deputy Mayor Beldini (Healy's campaign treasurer), et. al.

At the service academies (West Point, Annapolis), the honor code indicts not just those who may do wrong, but those who do not immediately report what they know about any such wrongdoing. Likewise, Mayor Healy - as a member of the N.J. Bar, as a (former) municipal judge - is honorbound to do the same. Demonstrably, he did not, regarding either of the two confirmed meetings he attended with the cooperating witness.

New Jersey's election law is clear and finite, with its contribution limits. So any discussion of splitting donations in excess of $2,600, that would be a red flag, to negate in the moment and/or report afterward.

And any hint of pay-to-play - "Thanks for the campaign contribution. We'll put your approvals on the top of the pile." - is illegal, and should have been reported.

So before even getting to issues of breaching the public trust - as an elected public servant - Mayor Healy's INACTIONS in the face-to-face of two illegalities are reason to ask for his resignation.

IMHO.

Posted on: 2009/9/30 15:51
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Re: Its Not Over Yet - Call Continues for Healy, Vega and Lopez to Resign
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That was almost two months ago. Nothing new to add?

Posted on: 2009/9/29 16:21
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