|INTERESTING TIMING: Mason reports $53K expenditure on July 19, 2012|
A GA investigation of Councilwoman Beth Mason's 2011 Municipal Campaign ELECs has revealed an astonishing fact: extraordinary amounts of money have been moved in and out of Mason's campaign account after the May 10, 2011 Election.
Since Mason's Quarterly October 15, 2011 ELEC was filed, (on July 19, 2012), Mason's 2011 Campaign has reported an astounding $203,995.85 in receipts and $202,878.10 in expenditures.
$30K of the receipts are in LOANS.
All these receipts: in-kind, currency and loans are from Beth Mason. All contributions, including loans, were made after the May 10, 2011 election.
In the same time frame, the campaign has increased its "outstanding obligations" to itself from $306,146.47 to $336,896.47.
An ELEC report for 3 year-old election was filed last month, on April 15, 2014. Mason made (2) in-kind contributions for a total of $5,000; on January 17, 2014, Mason gave a $2,000 in-kind contribution to"Cutting Edge Communication/ Database Management and Resident Outreach," on "Cutting Edge Communication/ Database Management."
In fact, a veritable tsunami of 'in-kind' contributions flows from the Mason 2011 Municipal campaign to various iterations of this "Cutting Edge Communications" company. The time frame of these mystery-payments spans the 'Blogger lawsuit,' the 2012 BoE Campaign, the Nazi Truck and midnight flyer attacks, up to January 2014.
Conspicuously missing: payments for Mason's chief political operative James Barracato, and other known Mason operatives.
Yet, Mason continues to deposit large sums of money to a campaign she won in 2011, and large sums of it flow out to this "Cutting Edge Communications."
Wow, between October 13, 2012 and November 16, 2012 Beth Mason gave $33K to "Cutting Edge Communication for Management Services" and "Cutting Edge Communication for Management and Production."
|The Nazi Truck repulsed Hoboken on the nights of October 16, 2012 and October 17, 2012|
So who are they?
So Cutting Edge Communications' LLC was filed with the NJ Department of the Treasury on December 17, 2009. When it was time to renew in 2010.... nothing. In 2011.... nothing. In 2012... nothing.
Cutting Edge Communications' LLC was REVOKED on July 16, 2012.
Treasurer Ricky Mason must know the reason why his campaign has made substantial in-kind contributions to a company whose LLC was revoked in 2012.
Shall "we" ask the Treasurer?
Shall "we" ask the Treasurer what this activity is all about?
I think we shall.