D’Amico Exposed As Pay To Play Hack

Freeholder John D’Amico has spent his three years in office trying to get his fellow members of the board to go along with creating a new level of bureaucracy, a County Inspector Generals office, and a county Ethics Board.

D’Amico attempted to revive a five year old scandal for his own political gain.  He’s consistently held himself up as a paragon of virtue and implied, or charged,that Republicans are corrupt and doing favors for their friends and campaign contributors.

Turns out that John D’Amico is a hypocritical poltical hack.

MoreMonmouthMusings has obtained an email that D’Amico sent to then Freeholder Director Barbara McMorrow on December 16, 2009 requesting her support in appointing one of his 2007 campaign contributors with a lucrative legal contract for the Monmouth County Reclamation Center.

Here’s the email:


From:                          John D’Amico [jdamic juno.com]
> Sent:                           Wednesday, December 16, 2009 4:26 PM
> To:                               Barbara McMorrow [Gmail]
> Subject:                      Reclamation Center Attorney
> Barbara:          Charles Fallon called today to advise that it would be very helpful to him (and to me, from a campaign standpoint) if we were to designate the Wilentz firm as the exclusive attorney for the Reclamation Center legal matters. Right now there are two firms: Haskins Delafield (an out of state firm that does the bulk of the work) and Wilentz (which only got $6,000 worth of work this year). The Wilentz firm gave Steve Schueler and me a very good fund raiser in 2007, and indications are that they will repeat the favor. Can you support a request to Jim Gray that the appointment go to Wilentz only on the agenda for the 12/22 meeting? Thanks. John

McMorrow did not support the request.

Nor did McMorrow cooperate with MMM for this story.

MoreMonmouthMusings wishes John D’Amico a happy retirement at the taxpayers expense and a  bit part in The Soprano State, Part 2

Posted: October 29th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “D’Amico Exposed As Pay To Play Hack”

  1. Henry V Vaccaro said at 6:47 pm on October 29th, 2010:

    Check out the list of contributers to Pallone and see who heads the list,none other than the Wilentz law firm.To get around the legal limit for donations they have all the partners and their wives contribute individually. Total donations are in the hundred’s of thousand’s. No wonder Frankie is against tort reform He is bought and paid for..

  2. Jerry said at 10:11 pm on October 29th, 2010:

    very sad that this is what McMorrow is doing now, sending you this e-mail of this letter, she is the worst of the worst. I used to like her and felt sorry for her until i saw this. Horrible.

    The contract should have gone to Wilentz they are an instate firm.

    Is this any different than what Oxley or Carton do? Please.

  3. TR said at 11:01 pm on October 29th, 2010:

    Ok I do not doubt that there are Republicans who do this. I would even say I would rather see it go to an in State attorney.

    But here is my take away. Anyone stupid enough to put that in writing I do not want representing me.


  4. Proud Republican said at 8:52 am on October 30th, 2010:

    Well, well, well, what have we here. I guess Joe Cryan’s list of Democrat hacks he wanted jobs given to in Monmouth County wasn’t enough. Now we have to start subsidizing D.Amico’s and Pallone’s fundraisers also. Between the paybacks to the unions for their support and the paybacks to these firms, is it any wonder that the Democrats have such a financial edge in this state? I guess there really is two sides to every story – the Republicans create tough pay to play legislation and the Democrats violate it. Look at the bright side, this should give D’Amico more time to keep track of his multiple pensions.

  5. D'Amico must go said at 8:17 pm on October 30th, 2010:

    Cant wait to send D’Amico packing.

  6. Move over Joe Vas said at 9:24 am on October 31st, 2010:

    Is that the same Charles Fallon who served time for bribery?