Clerical error? Mayor's campaign contributions under scrutiny again

The Newark Housing Authority donated $1,800 to Mayor Ras Baraka’s re-election committee, records show — in what would be a violation of state law prohibiting political contributions by public agencies.

But a spokeswoman for Baraka’s campaign said the listed contributions were “likely a clerical error.”

“This appears to be yet another example of poor management done by a former accountant,” spokeswoman Samantha Gordon said Wednesday. She said the campaign was taking the matter “very seriously” and conducting a full audit “to get answers.”

In a review of campaign documents, NJ Advance Media found two separate contributions from the federally-funded …read more

Source: Essex

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