Curley asks for money and continued health insurance in exchange for his resignation

Freeholder John Curley is asking for a five figure payment and the continuation of his County provided health insurance in exchange for his resignation from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, according to multiple sources familiar with the proceedings which occurred in federal court in Trenton on Monday.

The settlement, if approved by the freeholders, would potentially cost Monmouth County taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars as the County self-insures.

Curley has reportedly been participating in the County’s health plan since his employment with his brother’s car dealership in Lakewood was severed last year.

Curley was the subject of an investigation into sexual harassment complaints by multiple County employees which commenced in June following an incident at a Memorial Day parade in the county.  The investigation was conducted by a retired Superior Court Judge who issued a report in late October.

The Freeholder Board was set to act on the report at a Special Meeting on Monday, December 4 by updating, expanding and reinforcing the County’s policy on the prohibition of  workplace discrimination and harassment and considering a resolution of censure of Curley.

The Special Meeting was postponed following the filing of Curley’s federal lawsuit and Temporary Restraining Order which sought to prevent the Board of Freeholders from acting on the report.  U.S. District Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti declined to issue the TRO.  The Special Meeting will be rescheduled within the week.

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Posted: December 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 11 Comments »

11 Comments on “Curley asks for money and continued health insurance in exchange for his resignation”

  1. M. Laffey said at 7:10 am on December 5th, 2017:

    Another raging political hypocrite exposed.

  2. Diane said at 7:22 am on December 5th, 2017:

    Please don’t give Curley health insurance. Taxpayers are already overextended. But if they do, we’ll remember.

  3. Larry said at 9:28 am on December 5th, 2017:

    Didn’t the freeholders vote in 2009 to end health insurance for themselves? If so, why do they have coverage now? (Maybe some wack requirement under Obamacare?) Even if he takes a pension, County policy has been that nobody hired after 7/1/1994 is eligible to retire with free health insurance. Curley only went on the County payroll in 2010. If they grant him the insurance, I could see people become desirous of revisiting the 1994 policy!
    Obviously, harassment becomes potentially much more serious and threatening when committed by someone in power (such as a Clinton, Weinstein or Conyers), as opposed to some juvenile jerk of a co-worker who says “boobs” at work. Needless to say, a “golden parachute” should be out of the question.

  4. Kevin said at 9:37 am on December 5th, 2017:

    Are we going to let Curley extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from us? Better to spend that trying to convict him for his dirty deeds. It’s the only way to curtail future harassment. Shame on Curley!

  5. Moe said at 12:14 pm on December 5th, 2017:

    Ok, so let’s see… Curley will resign for money?
    If there’s nothing to these charges, he should stand his ground and not resign. But if the charges are legit, he is in no position to make demands of the county. No position at all. If the charges are true, the freeholders should pull out all the stops on this. If laws were broken, then the case should be referred to Grammiccioni for prosecution, if it hasn’t been already.

  6. Schemp said at 3:43 pm on December 5th, 2017:

    The freeholders haven’t played well with each other for awhile. It’s time for the adults to take charge. It’s time to bring Bill Barham out of retirement. He will bring the freeholders back in line. No more nonsense! And while we’re at it, let’s run Barbara McMorrow for Serena’s seat and bring stability and maturity back to the county.

  7. Schemp said at 3:44 pm on December 5th, 2017:

    The freeholders haven’t played well with each other for awhile. It’s time for the adults to take charge. It’s time to bring Bill Barham out of retirement. He will bring the freeholders back in line. No more nonsense! And while we’re at it, let’s run Barbara McMorrow for Serena’s seat and bring stability and maturity back to the county. County committee take note.

  8. I wonder said at 4:58 pm on December 5th, 2017:

    …about this “Office of Professional Standards”. Sounds a little like John D’Amico’s “Inspector General”. Sounds a lot like it actually.

  9. I hear said at 9:14 pm on December 5th, 2017:

    it is an existing, quite surreptitious, or secret operation, already in place, and wonder why it was apparently not vetted and passed in public session? Still wondering at the apparent power of some appointed department heads…and, whether or not it could go from good intentions, to possible “witch hunts,” at will?…

  10. @I hear said at 9:43 am on December 6th, 2017:

    It IS the Inspector General resurrected! When D’Amico couldn’t get his inspector general created, he let it lay dormant and then resurrected it in 2009 as an “Ethics Review Committee”.
    It’s ironic that you refer to possible “witch hunts”, because it was then candidate John Curley who was quoted in the APP (10/23/09): “And I’m afraid this could turn into a witchhunting tool.” (a few months earlier, Union County had created their “Economic Crime/Inspection Bureau”)
    After a year of D’Amico and his cronies running Monmouth County, the voters rightly rejected them and their policies, it seems however the county administrative team (Teri O’Connor and Co.) embraced those policies. A year or 2 ago the “Office of Professional Standards” very quietly appeared, headed by a retired state trooper. (the state police use the same name for their internal affairs bureau)
    But you’re right, it was all done in secret, nothing public, no resolution, nothing. At least D’Amico was open about his projects, but I don’t think it was the freeholders who created this part of the bureaucracy.

  11. I agree with Schemp said at 11:52 am on December 6th, 2017:

    Barbara MCMORROW is a great idea.
    She would have my vote.
    Experience, integrity and character
    Barbara for Freeholder!!!


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