Belmar Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty commemorates the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. photo by Tim Larsen/Governor’s Office
Former Belmar Councilman Jim Bean filed an Ethics Complaint with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Local Finance Board against Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty on Friday, August 19, alleging that Doherty did not have the authorization of the Borough Council to grant a campaign donor permission to land a helicopter in the Borough or on Borough property. Additionally, Bean alleges that Doherty did not provide public notice nor notify Monmouth County officials of the temporary landing permit, as is required by the Department of Transportation when applying for said permit.
On July 7, a $2500 donor to Doherty’s campaign for Monmouth County Freeholder landed a helicopter at Silver Lake, a park in the Borough.
A copy of the Ethics Complaint can be found here.
Bean said that Dirty Doherty used “public resources to allow a campaign donor special privilege to land a helicopter in Belmar’s small but very populated Green Acres Silver Lake Park.”
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Posted: August 19th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Department of Community Affairs, ethics, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News | Tags: AshB, AshBrit Matt Doherty, AshBritt, AshBritt-Conti, Belmar, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Belmar traffic, Department of Community Affairs, Dirty Doherty, Ethics Complaint, Helicopter, Helicopter landing in Belmar, Jim Bean, Lawless Matt Doherty, Maggie Moran, Monmouth County News, New Jersey Local Finance Board | 1 Comment »
When we last heard from Lawrence “The Lunger” Luttrell, the three time election loser, was scurrying into obscurity while threatening to sue the Monmouth County Republican Committee for a radio ad that claimed his law license was “suspended” when in fact he had been ruled ineligible to practice law.
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To our knowledge, no one has actually investigated whether or not Luttrell actually practiced law during his ineligibility. He claimed he was unaware that he had been ruled ineligible, so maybe he did perform legal work when he was not legally authorized to do so. That would be a problem.
Now, nearly a year later, Luttrell has resurfaced in an apparent attempt to keep the voters of Marlboro in the dark about Councilwoman Randi Marder’s ethics violations and worse, the waste of $16,000 of Marlboro tax dollars that Mayor Jon Hornik and the Marlboro Township Council authorized to be spent in legal fees to appeal the New Jersey Local Finance Board’s findings that Marder committed eight ethical violations associated with the Township doing business with her husband’s companies.
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Posted: October 22nd, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: Councilwoman Randi Marder, Larry Luttrell, Lawrence Luttrell, Lunging Larry Luttrell, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, New Jersey Local Finance Board, Randi Marder, Vin Gopal | 6 Comments »