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The total dollar amount 6th Ward candidate Carmelo Garcia will cost resident taxpayers of Hoboken has yet to be tallied.
So far, Garcia has cost Hoboken taxpayers $150,000.
$150,000 is the deductible for the City's legal defense against Garcia's claims of everything from ethnic cleansing to racketeering. The fusillade of litigation against Mayor Zimmer, her husband, former HHA Chairman Stuiver, current HHA Chairwoman Dana Wefer and HHA Commisioner David Mello began on August 12, 2013 and continues to the present.
What is unknown is the dollar amount of any settlement to Garcia, should the City wish to avoid the expense of a trial.
If the City settles, the total "cost of Carmelo" to Hoboken taxpayers would be:
$150,000 + settlement* = HOBOKEN TAXPAYER'S COST
*taxpayer money that will go to Louis Zayas, Esq. and his client Carmelo Garcia
If the city does NOT settle, the "cost of Carmelo" to taxpayers:
$150,000 + trial cost** = HOBOKEN TAXPAYER'S COST
**cost to conduct a civil trial in Hudson County and Hoboken's cost to defend
If there's a jury award, the "cost of Carmelo:"
$150,000 + trial cost** + JURY AWARD = HOBOKEN TAXPAYER'S COST
WHY would Carmelo Garcia, who is in the process of draining taxpayer pockets for his 'ethnic cleansing/ racketeering' claims believe he belongs on the fiduciary body charged with protecting the interests of the Hoboken taxpayer?
As jokes go, the 6th Ward is not laughing. Here are Garcia's 3 complaints our wallets have been tapped to defend.
COMPLAINT NO 1- Filed August 12, 2013
"AMENDED" COMPLAINT NO. 2- filed January 23, 2014
"REVISED SECOND AMENDED" COMPLAINT NO. 3- Filed on April 7, 2015