Small NJ city at center of corruption probe as ex-lawmaker charged

“Elected officials should really watch who are they are appointing to positions, where they can appoint political patronage jobs. They really need to know who they are appointing because when it goes bad it brings down a lot of people,” said Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director at the Bloustein Local Government Research Center at Rutgers University. “It affects confidence in government.”

He says municipalities can’t skimp on internal controls that help prevent corruption and fraud.

WNYC.com, July 9, 2020