Billing: Possible Probe by State Comptroller’s Office

So how much has Kingston Coventry, LLC been paid so far to, according to TAPintoWestfield, provide general counsel and potential litigation services to the county in regard to a probe by the State Comptroller’s office?

According to billing records:

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UCCF 10/20/22: Videos

From comment time on union negotiations and video described in prior blogs:

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UCCF 10/20/22: Possible Probe by State Comptroller’s Office

Reso 2022-916 is $45,000 to Kingston Coventry for legal services. I notice they are experts in defending parties in legal cases.  This is a huge amount. Since this is only for “potential litigation” and not litigation, please explain what this is about.  I hear there is some investigation from the comptroller’s office, something about audits.

That was the question asked but according to TAPintoWestfield there was no answer provided so let’s look at what we know so far starting with the resolutions.

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UCCF 10/20/22: Paterson on Hudak

There are some resolutions on last night’s Union County Commissioner meeting agenda that Bruce Paterson did not comment on (though there is one he did comment on that we will get to in the next blog) on account of these general comments (as updated form this original blog).

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UCCF 10/6/22: Bonding and Resolutions Including Ruotolo


Answers/comments and resolutions mentioned:

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East Orange County Employees

According to the County of Union Employee Handbook (bottom of page 32):

All persons who are employed by the County of Union in a full-time capacity in a classified or
unclassified service after November 10, 1983, prior to employment, must be and thereafter
remain bona fide residents of the County of Union. Upon completion of fifteen (15) years of
service with the County of Union, the residency requirement is waived.

The next page goes into waivers of the residency requirement which these employees:

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Refreshing Commissioners

Looking over this group the first two words that might come to mind are ‘well fed’.

And you are picking up their tab.

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UCCF 9/15/22: Resolution Answers

UCCF 9/15/22: Paterson Comments / Questions

For those of you who in the public won’t be attending tonight’s Union County Commissioner meeting here is what Bruce Paterson intends to say:

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UCCF 8/11/22: Cornerstone Covid Nurses