N.J. May Revoke License Of Broker At Center Of Scandal
|Mike Davis, STAFF WRITER|
The other shoe may finally drop on the corruption scandal that still hangs over the town, as the state moves to revoke the insurance broker license of a key figure in the case and levy thousands of dollars in fines.
The order, which puts the onus on Ljuba to respond, hadn't been received at Ljuba's
He could not provide any additional information beyond what was in the order itself.
The order is unrelenting in its assessment of Ljuba's work for the
"At all relevant times, many of respondent's public entity health insurance contracts were awarded and retained through bribes and kickbacks," the order reads. "(Ljuba's) primary source of commissions came from health insurance contracts from public entities that did not hire their insurance producers through a competitive bidding process."
"Is it enough? Who knows," Gore said last night. "I'm glad to see there's an agency in at least one level of government willing to investigate her. If any investigations are found at that level, it should be dealt with."
Ljuba's license is scheduled to expire on Tuesday, according to department records, and McKnight said she would have to apply for a renewal.
During the former mayor's trial, Ljuba testified to paying off a handful of township and school board officials, including more than
In the past, both Tozzi and DelGiudice have vehemently denied Ljuba's testimony.
Tozzi was put on administrative leave following the trial, but was cleared by the township to return to work less than one week later.
Following the trial, township officials cried out for action to be taken against the prosecution's star witness.
The school district first contracted Ljuba in the mid-1990s while she was working as a broker for
When she moved to
The firm received two contracts from 2005 until 2009 before working without a contract over a four-year period that netted the firm more than
The school board cut off all ties with
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