Monday, January 12, 2015

"NJ Pol, Wachtell Partner" Fines Hit Legal Newswire

Law360 news-wire is a subscription based, legal news service, a subsidiary of LexisNexis.

The folks at Law 360 seem to understand the business of "news" is to report it, not do damage control.

Yes, I mean the 984 word, page-3 coverage of the Masons' historic $37K ELEC fine as 'reported' in this week's The Hoboken Reporter (vs. Bhalla's  1,303 words on a $100 waived fine).  

This $37K fine is a significant rebuke by NJ's Election Law Enforcement Commission- the largest in Hoboken history.   As noted as a "Top Story" on the national legal newswire, Law 360 :
Hoboken City Council Member Elizabeth Mason and her campaign team, including her husband, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz LLP partner Richard Mason, have been fined nearly $40,000 by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission for alleged late campaign filings in two city elections.

The commission fined Mason and her team a total of $27,760 — reduced from an initial penalty of $34,700 — for alleged campaign violations stemming from her unsuccessful mayoral bid in 2009 and another $9,400 for separate allegations arising from her city council...
GA  was not allowed to view the full article- see:

Anybody have the rest of the article?

Well folks, this is the part of the story that is easily explained.

Some of late reporting transactions-the parties to whom they were made and when- is where the story gets interesting. 

9 comments:

  1. HaHa. Ricky Mason has hidden behind his checkbook while is wife and their minions have terrorized reform for nearly 10 years

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  2. The Public Has the eight to know Beth!
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

    For press and other information inquiries, info@wlrk.com.

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  3. Shark of the HudsonJanuary 12, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    You think you can lay a glove on Ricky? Stupid Zimmerists. Ricky will sue you all into the dirt. You can do nothing but complain. No one cares.

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  4. Wachtell doesn't know the half of it. How many floperatives are on the payroll? Have Beth and Ricky Mason ever paid payroll taxes for the councilwoman's employee James Barracato? Barracato' s the Invisible Man on her elecs.

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  5. Maybe now Mello will stop secretly meeting with Mason after he cut a deal with her and Raia to support The Mutz King and Bubbles for BOE.

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    1. Are you the same anonymous who has been obsessed with Mello's dealings in the past? I feel like it might be time for you to take a breath.

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  7. Gift Cards are Payroll too?

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  8. What is $40,000 to someone as wealthy as the Masons? It's like when Chase Bank was fined $2 million for imposing forced overtime without pay. After subtracting the fines, they made $7 million in free labor and laughed all the way to the bank. What needs to be done is get them out of town.

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