"Garcia for Assembly's" $384K in "aggregate" contributions- what does Campos know?

Assemblyman Garcia's party at Teak
The holes in Carmelo Garcia's 2015 ELEC filings are big enough to drive a truck full of Happy Meals through.

Between 33rd Legislative District Assemblyman Garcia's announcement to run for the 6th Ward council seat on August 6, 2015 until the November 3 election, Garcia for Hoboken Council spent conspicuously on fundraisers, a block party, voluminous direct mailers, letters, campaign literature, signage, door knockers, coffee giveaways, custom Halloween goody-bags  and a massive GOTV presence on Election day.   

And what expenditures has Garcia for Hoboken Council reported to date?


*11 Day-Pre election report filed December 1, 2015

Trick or treat
So, where did all the money or in-kind donations come from to pay for Garcia for Hoboken Council's  lavish expenditures?  

GA has no idea.

Meanwhile, Carmelo Garcia's other ELEC account, Garcia for Assembly, reported on April 21, 2015 a sudden 'uptick' in  $384,043.84 in "aggregate contributions" (Schedule A) which "disappeared" on the next ELEC filing, dated October 8, 2015...

Why would a tsunami of "aggregate contributions" be reported on one period, and disappear the next? 

GA has no idea.

Two weeks after Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia announced he was running for Hoboken 6th Ward Councilman, his Assembly Chief-of-Staff, Christopher Campos, opened a TD Bank account for 2007's  "Friends to Re-Elect Christoper Campos."  Why?

GA has no idea.

What was happening at the Assembly and here in Hoboken at the time Garcia for Assembly's unusual April 21 financial activity was reported?   

GA can answer that, with a timeline of events before, during and after the unusual financial activity reported on April 21 by Garcia for Assembly.    The timeline will show us this "aggregate contribution uptick" was reported shortly after Garcia was replaced by Annette Chapparo on Stack's ticket.

  • March 31, 2013- State Senator Brian Stack announces Carmelo Garcia is picked for 33rd Legislative District  Assembly ticket.  
  • July 18, 2013- Carmelo Garcia's secretly recorded audiotape of lunch with the mayor' husband and former NJ Senate Majority Leader Bernie Kenny is revealed during the deposition of Mayor Zimmer in Angel Alicea's discrimination lawsuit against the City of Hoboken. Alicea was represented by Louis Zayas.
  • August 12, 2013- Carmelo Garcia files an "ethnic cleansing suit" against the Mayor, her husband, and HHA commissioners.  Garcia is represented by Louis Zayas.
  • August 18, 2013- The Hoboken Reporter reports on Carmelo Garcia's audiotape transcript of secretly recorded lunch with Mayor's husband and Bernie Kenny and the "ethnic cleansing" lawsuit. 
  • November 5, 2013- Garcia elected as District 33 Assemblyman.
  • January 15, 2014- Garcia sworn in to represent the 33rd Legislative District. Garcia's Chief of Staff is Christopher Campos.  
  • December 9, 2014- Politickernj reports "Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia... is in hot water with that leadership [Stack] and could be bumped from the party’s main ticket next year.... The controversy, insiders say, stems from an almost reputation-devastating incident that took place last year, when Garcia was caught having  secretly audio recorded a lunch meeting he had with the husband of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, as well as former state Sen. and veteran pol Bernard Kenny."  
  • March 3, 2015-  Politickernj reports "Democratic leaders" will replace Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia on Stack' 2015 ticket with Annette Chapparo  
  • April 20, 2015 - Annette Chapparro announces she is running for 33rd Legislative District Assembly. 
  • April 21, 2015- "Garcia for Assembly"files (another) Jan 15, 2015 ELEC.  
    • Schedule A "Aggregate contributions" reported total $384,043.84, while Table 1 "Receipts"- Line 2 (over $300) cumulative-to-date total $47,441.67. 
    • The difference between Table 1- Line 2 cumulative-to-date total aggregate contributions and Schedule A total aggregate contributions is $336,603.17.

Largest Aggregate Contributors:
NJLBA PAC--$42,067
Jeffrey Rodriguez--$42,067
RAI Services Company---$42,069
Idida Rodriguez---$42,075
Diana Punales Morejon---$42,076
Luis Mirabel--$42,076
Sun Chong Kim--$42,076
Gilberto R. Paz--$42,076
Food Council for Good Government--$42,079

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  • August 6, 2015- Assemblyman Garcia announces he is running for Hoboken 6th Ward City Councilman
  • August 21, 2015  Garcia's Chief of Staff  Christopher Campos files a D-1 to open new TD Bank North Account # 4313068151. for  "Friends to Re-Elect Christoper Campos
  • October 8, 2015-"Garcia for Assembly"files an April 1, 2015  ELEC.  
    • Schedule A "Aggregate contributions" filed on April 21, 2015 reduced from Jan 15 filing. 
    • Table 1 "Receipts"- Line 2 (over $300) cumulative-to-date total $47,441.67 (same as ELEC filed on April 21) .
Changes to Aggregate Contributors (from Jan 15):
NJLBA PAC-- $42,067  $1,000
Jeffrey Rodriguez--$42,067   $500
RAI Services Company---$42,069  $500
Idida Rodriguez---$42,075  $500
Diana Punales Morejon---$42,076  $500
Luis Mirabel--$42,076  $500
Sun Chong Kim--$42,076  $1000
Gilberto R. Paz--$42,076 $1000
Food Council for Good Government--$42,079  $1000

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  • October 10, 2015- Garcia for Hoboken Council opens a D-1, Election is November 3, 2015
  • December 1, 2015-  Garcia for Hoboken Council files 29 day and 11-day pre-election reports.
  • March 9, 2016-  "Two Bergen County men were among four people arrested Wednesday and charged in a $7 million scheme to use straw buyers and phony loan applications to fraudulently obtain more than 200 new automobiles, federal authorities in Manhattan said.... Christopher Campos was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud, and one count each of bank fraud and wire fraud."
Will the questions about where all the money washing into the 6th Ward race came from ever get answered?

GA lives in Hoboken's 6th Ward, and I would like to know. 


  1. how is it that nine people/entities all donate the exact same amount at the same time? things that make you go hmmm....

    1. And then it's all gone on the next report!

    2. Everyone likes pieApril 8, 2016 at 4:24 PM

      That's what happens when you cut a pie 9 ways. some slices might be a little bigger but theyre all around the same.

  2. What are the chances the 9 people had anything close to $42k to just throw at some political stooge in Trenton? Sounds like the list of senior citizens who didn't know they bought all that land in Chinatown.

  3. Scrub a dub dub and out it goes, where it stops, nobody knows!

  4. Super sleuth, GA. Let's hear it for the free press!! Well done.

  5. Carmelo ran in the Lincoln Tunnel Challenge yesterday.

    His "goal" was a grand total of $500 for himself and 2 family members. Gone are the $42k donors. He "raised" $150, no doubt writing a $50 check each for himself and the others. To avoid further humiliation as the repellent toxic figure he has become even among former supporters, he didn't bother to mention he was raising money until the morning of the race.

    The fate of all rats.

    1. If you want Carmelo to run faster, just run behind him wearing a Baseball cap with the FBI logo on it

  6. It's unlikely that those huge aggregate donations were ever made to an Assembly race. Those figures don't even appear in a gubernatorial race. Anyway, ELEC, as well as the AG, should be investigating all of this. Wherever any of the money is, it is unlikely -- when Garcia and Campos are involved -- to be in the proper place or spent for which it was intended.

    1. Carmelo thinks he could be Governor . He also thinks he could be President, King or why stop there, he could be God! He can, He will just watch him!


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