* GA believes Garcia's "ethnic cleansing" lawsuit, filed on or about August 15, 2003, is on it's 3rd iteration ("Ethnic Cleansing III"- see bottom of page)Aside from October's media splash of leaked Grossbard emails two weeks before the November 3rd municipal election (in which Carmelo Garcia ran for the 6th Ward Council seat) no one's heard a peep about Garcia's lawsuit. Is it still going on?
YES, it is.
|Hoboken taxpayers have spent $150,000 defending non-green people|
Which leads GA to today's Earwitness News!
Folks, GA's Q-Tipster delivered an earful, which makes this an extra waxy Earwitness report. Hold onto your lobes...
Mediation between Carmelo and the HHA, Stan G. and the City was held last July . Carmelo started off asking for $700,000 from everyone. No more discussion after that. Mediation was terminated.Wow!
The 2nd mediation was a couple of weeks ago in February or March. Carmelo started the discussion by asking for $2.4 million. $1.2 million from the city and $1.2 million from the HHA. That ended it. I hear Carmelo was upset when he heard mediation was terminated. I think he expected to walk away with a big bundle of money.
Carmelo's damages theory is that he had a right to be Executive Director for the rest of his life. He is claiming millions in damages because he lost his job before the end of his 5 year contract. He is also wants to add more racketeering charges and expand the complaint.
According to GA's Earwitness Q-Tipster, in 8 months Carmelo's asking price went from $700K to $2.4 MILLION?
Let's see, somewhere in between July and March, Garcia got those discovery emails...
Taxpayers have already shelled out $150,000 to defend the City.
Now (according to GA's Earwitness) Hoboken politician Carmelo Garcia wants to add $1.2 million dollars to the Hoboken taxpayer's tab!
Thank you Mayor Zimmer for fighting to protect the taxpayer from Carmelo Garcia's $1.2 MILLION payday!
Yes, this IS a 2017 campaign issue.