"Back Room" Vohden
Beware the misinformation. Freeholder Richard Vohden is trying to call the decision to investigate the bailout of the Sussex solar scam a "backroom deal".
This is the same Freeholder Vohden who for the last five years has supported every backroom deal hatched by Rich Zeoli or Phil Crabb or John Eskilson. Case in point -- the decision in January 2013 to allow the then County Attorney to go from being an outside vendor to being a full-time county employee with benefits, just in time for him to get a nice pension bump that the taxpayers will pay for the rest of his natural life.
Who got advance warning of that deal when it popped up on the first day of business of the new Freeholder Board? Who got to debate the merits of that scam? In fact, a bullying Freeholder Vohden explained that it was not job of elected Freeholders to question the contracts put before them by County Executive "Boss" Eskilson, it was only their job to ratify them.
Beware the misinformation. The entire Solar scam was a series of backroom deals notable for their extreme lack of transparency. And for the five years that Vohden and his ideological storm troopers have controlled the Freeholder Board with shouts of "Boss Eskilson uber alles" they consistently shouted down any attempt at reform or open government.
The "shrunken heads" are attempting to blame the Sussex County Republican Committee headed by Chairman Jerry Scanlan and State Senator Steve Oroho (R-24). This is a calculated lie and an attempt at misdirection.
They should know that it was Morris County Republican politicians who came into Sussex County and who sold the solar scam to gullible Sussex County. Beware the misinformation.