Timmy's Statement to Patch.com

Today 4th Ward Councilman Tim Occhipinti released a statement to Hoboken Patch in response to the Star Ledger's finding that he'd taken a 'secret check' from disgraced firm Birdswell Engineering in what some law enforcement officials call, "one of the most expansive and sophisticated criminal pay-to-play conspiracies in recent history."

At the time Occhipinti took the money, Birdswell had a contract with Hoboken to remediate1600 Park and Hoboken Cove.

GA got an exclusive draft copy of the Occhipinti statement.