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Gilmore: Irrational Jury Convicted Him

George Gilmore, the RINO Chairman of the Ocean County GOP (Resigned In Name Only) is asking U.S. District Court Senior Judge Anne Thompson to throw out his convictions for failing to turn over is employees payroll taxes to the IRS and for lying on a loan application “because no rational jury” could have convicted him based on the evidence, according to brief filed with the Court and a report at New Jersey Law Journal.

Ocean County Republicans will elect a new chairman tonight in Toms River.

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Posted: May 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

RINO Alert: Gilmore Resigned In Name Only

RINO George Gilmore

George Gilmore, the Toms River attorney who was found guilty last month of twice failing to pay his employees’ payroll taxes to the IRS after withholding the money from their paychecks and also of lying on an application for a $1 million plus loan, is continuing to strong arm and threaten Ocean County Republicans, according to several GOP loyalist who witnessed Gilmore’s behavior at the Ocean County Federation of Republican Women’s Annual Gala last Thursday night.

Gilmore’s criminal defense attorney, Kevin Marino, said his client had no intention of resigning as Ocean Republican Chairman, when the federal jury returned their verdict in Trenton on April 17.  On April 24, Gilmore finally submitted his resignation.  He continues to control the Chairman’s PAC, and is raising money for the PAC through direct solicitations and through the Ocean GOP Gala which is being held on Thursday evening at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Lakewood. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 6th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Gilmore Angling to Retain Power In Ocean County

George Gilmore, NewJerseyGlobe photo

Despite resigning from his public and party positions, former Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore is actively participating in the Toms River Republican primary and in the special election campaign to elect his replacement, according to several GOP sources.

Frank Sadeghi, a candidate for the Ocean GOP Chairmanship in the May 15 special election, told a gathering of Republican men enjoying cigars and cocktails at Shogun Legacy on April 23 that he speaks to Gilmore 20 times per day and “George Gilmore wants me to do this,” according to two people who were in the room of municipal elected officials, mayors and councilmen, and municipal party leaders, as well as Joe Coronato, the former Ocean County Prosecutor who is running for Mayor of Toms River.

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Posted: May 2nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, George Gilmore, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Gilmore Angling to Retain Power In Ocean County

Gilmore Resigns From Ocean County Board of Elections

Expected To Resign as GOP Chairman

George Gilmore

George Gilmore, the Toms River attorney convicted on tax and bank fraud charges last week,  has resigned from the Ocean County Board of Elections, where he was chairman, according to a report at New Jersey Globe.  Gilmore is expected to resign as GOP County Chairman today or tomorrow.

Gilmore was defiant upon his conviction last Wednesday, announcing through his attorney that he had no intention of resigning as County Chairman.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Ocean County | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Toms River Official Calls For Gilmore To Resign

Rear Admiral Maurice “Mo” Hill (Retired)

Maurice “Mo” Hill, the Vice President of the Toms River Township Council and a candidate for Mayor in the June 4th Republican primary, this afternoon called upon all Republican elected officials in Ocean County and New Jersey Republican Chairman Doug Steinhardt to join him in calling for the resignation of George Gilmore, the Ocean GOP Chairman and Board of Elections Chairman.

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Posted: April 17th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Toms River Official Calls For Gilmore To Resign

George Gilmore convicted of 3 of 6 charges

George Gilmore

Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore, also the Chairman of the Ocean County Board of Elections, has been convicted by a federal jury in Trenton on three of the six felony charges against him, according to Politico reporter Matt Friedman via twitter.

Gilmore plans to appeal the verdict and “has no intention of resigning,” Friedman reports.

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Posted: April 17th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Gilmore’s Insanity Defense

By Art Gallagher

George Gilmore, NewJerseyGlobe photo

George Gilmore, the Ocean County Republican Chairman and Board of Elections Chairman who was indicted on federal tax evasion and bank fraud charges last week, didn’t pay his taxes and omitted tax debt from a loan application because he has a hoarding disorder, his lawyer told the Asbury Park Press.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office was aware of Gilmore’s disability before it sought an indictment, his lawyer, Kevin Marino told app.

Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Posted: January 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Gilmore’s Insanity Defense

Gilmore needs to step aside

POLITICO is reporting that indicted Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore, also the Chairman of Ocean County Board of Elections,  said in a text message that he intends to stay on in both roles while he fights to avoid the next 30 years in prison on federal tax evasion and bank fraud charges.

Who does he think he is?  Bob Menendez?

Hopefully that text was a knee jerk reaction from a proud man in shock and denial over his situation and the peril he puts his constituencies in each day he holds onto those positions now.

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Posted: January 11th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments »

Ocean County GOP Chairman Indicted For Tax Evasion And Other Charges

George Gilmore

George Gilmore, the long time chairman of the Ocean County Republican Party, was indicted by a federal grand jury, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced this afternoon.

Gilmore, 69, is  an attorney, lobbyist and one of the most powerful Republicans in New Jersey. He was was charged in a six-count indictment with one count of income tax evasion for calendar years 2013, 2014, and 2015; two counts of filing false tax returns for calendar years 2013 and 2014; failing to collect, account for, and pay over payroll taxes for two quarters in 2016, and making false statements on a 2015 loan application submitted to Ocean First Bank N.A.

According to Honig’s announcement, documents file in the case indicate:

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Posted: January 10th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments »

Hugin Wins Ocean GOP Endorsement, Goldberg loses endorsements he didn’t have

Bob Hugin accepts the endorsement for U.S. Senate from the Ocean GOP. Chairman George Gilmore in the background. photo by Mike Ward

Former Celgene CEO Bob Hugin won the U.S. Senate endorsement of the Ocean County Republican Party tonight in Toms River, defeating the Ocean GOP’s 2014 nominee, Brian Goldberg, by a margin of 142-12.

“Ocean County delivers the highest number of Republican votes of any county in New Jersey and we are fully behind Bob Hugin,” said OCGOP Chairman George Gilmore. “We need a Senator that New Jersey can be proud of again, and we are confident Bob is that person.  We will deliver for Bob and all of our GOP candidates on November 6th.”

“I’m honored and proud to receive the formal endorsement of the Ocean County Republican Organization,” said Bob Hugin. “My parents instilled in me the values of service to community and country at a young age.  I’ve lived those values as a US Marine and business leader, and will do the same as our next United States Senator.”  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Hugin, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »