Curley Walks Out On His Check

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

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.”

Posted: January 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “Curley Walks Out On His Check”

  1. Oh, boy, said at 6:11 pm on January 26th, 2018:

    this unfortunate circumstance gets worse by the week. Frightening political repercussions ahead….

  2. Tim H said at 8:50 am on January 27th, 2018:

    The R’s need to be very careful poking the bear like this. Curley has been part of the inner establishment for a long time and has a treasure trove of info on everyone. Let the man alone and let him go away. Antagonizing him will make it worse as hen he fights back….and he will, heads will roll. Whoever is handling the strategy here to take him on this way is making a HUGE mistake (as usual).

  3. Kathy Baratta said at 12:47 pm on January 27th, 2018:

    Did he actually say, ““It is omnipotent that all government business be conducted with full transparency, ethical and legal standards.”

    It is a sentence spoken by someone who’s heard words, all “the best words” to quote another famous Republican moron but has no idea what they mean only that they sound lofty.

    Trouble with Curley is he thought he was, “omnipotent.”

  4. Reality Check said at 2:00 pm on January 27th, 2018:

    Tim H – John has had every opportunity to quietly exit in a classy, non-combative way. Instead, he has chosen to deny the undeniable, refuse to apologize and pull out his increasingly tiresome act of playing the righteous crusader against those who have the unenviable task of cleaning up the mess that he and he alone has created for the county and the Republican Party. John has zero loyalty toward anyone except his own interests. Don’t play into the nonsense of “poking the bear” as if he is just minding his own innocent business and everyone is picking on him. He should apologize and resign. Nothing less will fix the mess he created