Democratic powerbroker ends legal fight over improper campaign spending

For four years, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo waged a court battle against charges he failed to disclose thousands in campaign spending and misused thousands more on trips to Puerto Rico, tickets to sporting events, a gym membership and other expenses.

On Wednesday, the powerful Democratic unexpectedly ended his fight with an agreement to settle the long-standing state enforcement action by paying $20,446 in penalties to resolve the case first brought by New Jersey’s Election Law Enforcement Commission in 2013.

The settlement brings an end to the longest-running case in ELEC’s history.

DiVincenzo’s efforts to challenge the ELEC action and have the case …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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