Ex-Gov. resigns from hospital board amid questions about friend's 'low-show' job

Former Gov. Donald DiFrancesco said Sunday he will step down at the end of the month as board chairman of New Jersey’s only public acute-care hospital, amid revelations he had promoted a friend to serve as his assistant in a “low-show” six-figure job.

Gov. Chris Christie accepted DiFrancesco’s resignation as chairman of University Hospital in Newark, Christie’s spokesman Brian Murray said.

NJ Advance Media on Monday reported that DiFrancesco had recommended attorney Jill Cooperman for a legal position at the hospital in 2013, shortly after he became chairman.

Cooperman was hired as a $94,000-a-year staff attorney in the general …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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