"NJ Pol, Wachtell Partner" Fines Hit Legal Newswire

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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. 


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

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

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

    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?

  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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