Sunday, November 16, 2014

Somerdale Borough asked to reconsider whether public defender is eligible for a state pension.

My letter to Somerdale Borough is on-line below.
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November 17, 2014

Hon. Gary J. Passanante, Mayor and members of the 
Somerdale Borough Council
105 Kennedy Blvd
Somerdale, NJ 08083

Dear Mayor Passanante and Borough Council members:

On behalf of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project, I ask that you please put the following issue as a discussion item on the agenda of the November 24, 2014 Council work session: 
Is it legal for Somerdale to still be retaining Public Defender Charles Wigginton on the PERS pension rolls given that the Borough of Gibbsboro, where Wigginton also serves as Public Defender, decided to terminate him from PERS enrollment on August 30, 2014 apparently due to an e-mail and letter received from the Fraud and Abuse Unit of the Division of Pension and Benefits?  
Background material and documents pertaining to Gibbsboro's decision to remove Wigginton from the PERS are on-line here.  Somerdale's list of PERS enrollees is on-line here.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Very truly yours,

John Paff

P.O. Box 5424
Somerset, NJ  08875
Voice: 732-873-1251
Fax: 908-325-0129
e-mail: paff@pobox.com

cc. John B. Kearney Esq. Solicitor