Lawyer Fires Back At False Corruption Claims

Lawyer Fires Back At False Corruption Claims

Lawyer Fires Back At False Corruption Claims
Citizens experienced a good deal of concerns about the rule that would restrict residence purchasing in the senior communities to individuals 55 and older. (Photograph by Chris Lundy)

  Editor’s observe: This newspaper normally does not publish letters like this. An exemption was produced because the concern arrived up through a general public assembly. Alternatively than just take sides on the difficulty, this newspaper is letting the injured get together a likelihood to rebut claims that ended up made at a conference and on the internet.

  The Book of Ecclesiastes tells us there is a time to retain silent and a time to talk. For the final many weeks, I have kept my silence in the facial area of a destructive defamatory barrage against me, a NJ legal professional, former assistant Bergen County prosecutor, and previous NJ Deputy Attorney Normal, relative to “corruption” in Ocean County. Even so, the time has come for the truth to be informed.

  The absurd irony about the untrue statements is spawned by the statutory immunity granted by Congress to Nextdoor, Fb and other on the internet media firms (but not print media firms) which has been abused principally by a spouse and wife who are posting and obsessively proclaiming “corruption.” This pair, the two of whom are not 55, simply just refuse to respect each the regulation and the certainly indeniable prohibition in their community’s governing documents, particularly: individuals under 55 are not permitted to dwell by itself in the age limited neighborhood of Getaway City at Berkeley (HCB).

  In their ravings about the “corrupt” Ocean County court docket system, a “corrupt” county judge, and me, the “corrupt” attorney requested by the HCB board to sue them, they neglect to reveal that they and their relations have rightfully been sued due to the fact they have been living for decades on your own in HCB while getting under 55. Recognizing their conduct to be indefensible, they have even so resolved to have interaction in a Putin-like propaganda attack upon the total Ocean County judicial method for the reason that their incorrect perform has been exposed and they are now, and will keep on in the potential, struggling the outcomes from their incorrect profession of a residence in HCB for yrs.

  But to much better recognize the certainly vile motivations powering their acrimony, possibly the most substance omissions from their public world-wide-web floggings is that the spouse has been indicted for criminal carry out, pled guilty to several rates of theft by deception, was incarcerated for this carry out and is now on probation for his admitted crimes. He is not a winner of the people today. He is a confessed felony who victimized the community. Benjamin Franklin’s adage that “Birds of a feather, flock together” is embodied by the attempts of this spouse and spouse who rail versus Ocean County “corruption” in a pathetic scheme to disguise their personal familial criminality and who shamelessly and preposterously job unfounded expenses of “corruption” on to myself and some others for invoking the regulation versus them.
  The primary falsehood repeated by this HCB couple is that I (and my firm) are compensated $5,000 for just about every operate-down and derelict house bought in HCB, in which the HCB Board experienced authorized, by prepared settlement, to be repaired and offered. This is untrue.

  What in fact takes place is that my agency retains $5,000 in escrow pursuant to a prepared settlement allowing for a HCB home to be fixed and bought to guarantee that the repairs are completed in a well timed fashion and devoid of anybody inhabiting the residence through renovations. If the repairs are done in accordance with the agreement, the $5,000 is returned to the man or woman doing the repairs. If the repairs are not done in accordance with the agreement, the $5,000 is made use of by HCB to rectify the problem, which include the imposition of fines payable to HCB which are deducted from the $5,000 held in escrow.

  This method has allowed distressed HCB homeowners to extra effortlessly promote their households, helped to remove eyesores in HCB by having them upgraded and, in several cases, allowed delinquent routine maintenance service fees to be swiftly “paid up” and normally gotten “new” homeowners to begin paying out routine maintenance charges considerably faster than if the residences have been remaining unrepaired. This “win-win” managing of derelict homes has been incredibly price tag productive and incredibly effective in maximizing the good quality of lifestyle in the HCB neighborhood.

  Because this few has irresponsibly misrepresented this mutually valuable procedure and has the audacity to characterize it as “corruption,” by this letter, I felt compelled to permit those people who recognize the truth of the matter and all those who abide by the law, that not every single person submitting statements on the internet about “corruption” in Ocean County is truthful, and, that the most important purveyor of this sort of nonsense is a self-serving, convicted criminal.

Paul Leodori
Mt. Laurel

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