Ex-Secaucus Mayor’s daughter suing Governor Christie’s office

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EX-SECAUCUS MAYOR’S DAUGHTER SUES GOVERNOR CHRISTIE FOR HIDING CONTROVERSIAL STATE DOSSIERS LISTING MAYORS, POLITICAL ALLIES AND ENEMIES BY TOWN

DOSSIERS REFERENCED IN NEW YORK TIMES JANUARY 29, 2014 REPORT; WHAT IS THE GOVERNOR HIDING?

BRIDGEGATE THEMES OF ABUSE OF POWER, DUPLICITY AND VIOLATIONS OF STATE LAW CONTINUE UNABATED

Secaucus, NJ, March 18, 2014: The daughter of jailed former Secaucus mayor Dennis Elwell has sued the office of New Jersey governor Chris Christie under New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act to obtain potentially explosive “color coded” dossiers on the mayors, their political allies and opponents in at least 100 towns across the state.

Alexis Serringer, the daughter of former Mayor Elwell, filed suit Monday in New Jersey State Superior Court, Mercer County. The lawsuit, filed by noted New York investigative lawyer Eric Dixon, is available at docket number L-00563-14 and captioned as Serringer v. Office of the Governor of the State of New Jersey.

The dossiers, whose existence was first reported by the New York Times on January 29, 2014, were allegedly maintained by the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs within the Governor’s Office. The New York Times reported as follows:

“Staff members in the governor’s office created tabbed and color-coded dossiers on the mayors of each town — who their friends and enemies were, the policies and projects that were dear to them — that were bound in notebooks for the governor to review in his S.U.V. between events.”

According to Serringer’s lawyer Eric Dixon, this makes the dossiers “government records” which “must be produced” under state law.

“We all know the legal problems plaguing this Governor,” said Dixon, “but being under investigation does not relieve anyone — not even a former United States Attorney and potential presidential candidate — from the obligations to follow the law just like anyone else.”

“There is no excuse,” continued Dixon. “The dossiers must be produced. One of the most preeminent news organizations in human history, the New York Times, has built an entire story around these documents. The public is entitled to see these documents, without delay,” added Dixon, who recently successfully sued the City of Newark on behalf of the conservative magazine National Review to obtain police records about the Wazn Miller shooting and “he fell into my arms” claims made by then-Newark Mayor Cory Booker last fall.

“The dossier may indicate that the Governor made policy decisions based on detailed political considerations. Such issues warrant public disclosure and scrutiny from a free, disinterested and unimpeded press corps, particularly in light of recent allegations involving the Bridgegate scandal, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and federal funding for Hurricane Sandy relief,” said Dixon.

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    1 COMMENT

    1. Sounds like Nick Sacco is behind this one. Ummm makes you wonder if Christie will now dust off those pending North Bergen Indictments and investigations.

      P.S where has Dixon and his Sacco backed group the Union City Concerned Citizens (Aka Uncle Fester Emilio Del Valle) been?

    2. Kudos to U Alexis! Compared to Guv Machiavelli—ure Dad is a piker! & many of us Who sympathized w/ure Dad’s plight—Prosecution for political gain R very happy that the bully in chief is finally going to get his comeuppance. Looking forward to Dennis’ release, this news shud allow him to return w/his chin up! Also, there was the personal family tragedy–ure grandpa died about 3 months later. Just like, if there had been any deaths caused w/Bridgegate eg delayed ambulances—if not directly we can say Chris Christie belongs in prison; a disgraced man!!!
      & ure Dad HOME!!!

    3. I actually hope for our state’s reputation that the color coded notebooks never existed. If they did or do exist, then this sounds like Nixon’s Enemies List, which helped lead to his downfall

    4. This is great! Hopefully Christie gets everything he has coming to him. He couldn’t care about ruining the reputation of good honest people. No one person did more for a Community then Dennis Elwell.

    5. All you people that are knocking Christie I bet your on the payroll some where. Alexis is in the same frying pan as her dad a conniving crook she misses all them FREE-BES I hope she at lease goes & visit him in jail he needs 2 stay there,as far as the GWB like someone wrote you have 2 B an IDIOT to believe our GREAT governor had anything with nothing it’s all about that VICIOUS Democratic circle here in NJ….
      ”CHRISTIE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT”

    6. Is this the same slimeball lawyer Eric Dickless that represented Emolio Del Valle and his fatboy partner Frank Alonso from The Union City Concerned Citizens Group? This lawsuit has Herb Klitzner and Sacco’s hands all over it. We hope Christie continues on his mission to clean up North Bergen of all it’s corruption.

    7. I was in North Carolina with the Mayor, he was well respected at Butner! His attitude and pride was very professional! He kept his head up, his mouth shut, and he was railroaded by Chritie! I spent many days and nights talking with him, he feels that he was targeted by Christie! Keep your head up Dennis, your be home tomorrow!!! Now it’s time to start fresh, Christie needs to be accountable for his actions!!!!! I’m proud to call the Mayor my friend! P .D.