Disgraced freeholder ignores calls to release the report that led to his Censure and Reprimand
Impreveduto calls for Curley to release the $24K report
Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley left the room on Thursday when the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders discussed and authorized the payment of $24,075 to former Acting State Supreme Court Justice Mary Catherine Cuff for her investigation into the events that resulted in Curley’s Censure and Reprimand for sexually harassing County employees and other atrocious behavior.
Judge Cuff’s report, which was referred to as “an interim report” by Monmouth County Counsel Michael Fitzgerald during the freeholders’ workshop meeting on Thursday afternoon, is sealed under a Federal Court approved agreement between Curley and the rest of the freeholders. Curley sued the County, his fellow freeholders, Fitzgerald and County Administrator Teri O’Connor to prevent the Censure and seal the report. The agreement also allowed Curley access to his office and confidential assistant, which had been forbidden after the report was presented.
The Justice was hired by the freeholders last June after a County employee lodged a complaint about Curley’s conduct during a Memorial Day Parade. The report, which took 48.15 hours of the retired Judge’s time, was presented to the freeholders in late November.
Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, who was not on the Board last year and is not a party to Curley’s litigation, said that he thought that Judge Cuff’s report should be released. “I asked that the report be released,” Impreveduto said in response to a question from Rhoda Chodash of Manalapan,” but was informed by the County Counsel and Freeholder Curley that it would not be, due to Curley’s litigation.”
Chodosh had asked the Board when the report would be released so that taxpayers would know what they paid for.
“I want that report to be released,” Chodosh said in a interview with MMM. “Curley is a bully and he embarrassed me personally from the Dias when he said I was ‘full of sh*t’ during a public meeting. The public deserves to know what is in the report.”
Impreveduto and Chodosh’s remarks follow those of Dana Rivera, a former County employee who called for Curley to either release the report or resign during the Freeholder meeting on January 11.
“I saw on a website that you recently hired an attorney, Rivera said during the January 11 meeting. “You have previously written,
“It is omnipotent that all government business be conducted with full transparency, ethical and legal standards.”
You then typically ask or demand for someone or something to be suspended, investigated or fired all often based entirely on here say or anonymous letters.
With this as your standard, how do you not feel that you should either publicly disclose the full details of your current legal concerns or resign immediately?
Without your immediate disclosure or resignation you are asking the tax payers and employees Of Monmouth County to apply a different standard to you than you have demanded from all others.
Regarding the interim nature of the payment to Judge Cuff, MMM has learned that the freeholders have authorized Cuff to investigate a complaint that Curley referred to employees of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division as “faggots” and “queers.”