Paterson mayor Torres cancels raffle to raise funds for legal defense following questions

Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres has cancelled a raffle to raise money for his legal defense late Friday afternoon. This was followed by questions whether the indicted mayor had obtained the necessary permissions to raffle a watch valued at $13,500 at his fundraiser scheduled for Sunday at the Brownstone.

Torres will reportedly still hold the $250 per ticket fundraiser, but without the drawing for his Breitling for Bentley watch with 4.75 carat bezel. Although his promotion for the event mentions the word “raffled,” Torres claimed it wasn’t a raffle, but a door prize. …read more

Source: Paterson Times

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