Hornik orders Scannapeico’s name removed from all Marlboro Township property

Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Honik announced on facebook this morning that he has ordered that the name of former Mayor Matthew V. Scannapieco be removed from all Township property.


News broke this morning that Scannapieco, Marlboro’s mayor from 1992 until 2003, pleaded guilty to charges in Delaware that he raped an underage female relative 50-60 times between 2006 and 2008.

Scannapieco was free and awaiting sentencing on federal bribery and tax evasion charges when he victimized his young relative. He pleaded guilty to the federal charges of accepting $245,000 in bribes in exchange for Marlboro planning board approvals in 2005 and was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison in 2008. He was released in 2010.

71 years old, the former mayor now potentially faces the rest of his life in Delaware State Prison, where he is currently held on $238,000 bail. Scannapieco’s Delaware sentencing is scheduled for September 4.

Posted: August 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Jon Runyan, Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “Hornik orders Scannapeico’s name removed from all Marlboro Township property”

  1. Steve Adams said at 12:53 pm on August 12th, 2015:

    Public officials should need to consider their legacy when they make decisions that compromise their legal, moral, and ethical standing. Crooks and public officials that break their public trust should loose any recognition received….

    Can anyone explain why the Freeholders or the Brookdale College Trustees they confirm have not removed the name “Harry Larrisson”, a confirmed crook, from the largest Building at Brookdale Community College?

  2. Steve Adams said at 10:50 am on August 13th, 2015:

    Every public servant should know that they will face this consequence if they betray the public trust or violate the law, or moral and ethical standards.

    It should be incumbant upon the Freeholders and Brookdale Trustees they appoint, that continuing to name one of the largest buildings on our public college campus “Harry L:arrison Hall”, after a confirmed crook is morally wrong and should be corrected.

    Educating our young students in a building named after a confirmed crook that misused his Freeholder office for self enrichment is just wrong, and they have the power to fix it.

  3. Kathy Baratta said at 12:58 pm on August 13th, 2015:

    Mr. Adams,

    Please get your facts straight. Especially when maligning the dead. The fact is Harry Larrison was accused of malfeasance but never convicted or even saw the inside of a courtroom regarding the allegations.

    There is a big difference between accused of a crime and being convicted of one.

    Harry Larrison’s name is on that building because it ought to be. Monmouth County is the jewel that it is because of the vision and hard work of men like Larrison.

  4. Steve Adams said at 1:59 pm on August 14th, 2015:

    Ms. Baratta-
    Harry Larrisson was a crook that abused his public office. If your statement is honest, you may not be aware of the long list of misconduct in office.
    There is certainly no disagreement that Larrisson abused his office by using the Monmouth County bridge inspector as his personal chauffeur. Even if you ignore the long list of criminal charges he faced before he died, you must certainly see that as misconduct.
    His name does not belong on a building in front of impressionable students learning about how to make make decisions about how to be responsible and earn respect.