The Gilmore Files: Lacey Township Edition

Documents related to Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore have been pouring into the hands of federal investigators as subpoenas have been served across the county. We publish in full 2384 pages of resolutions, meeting minutes and legal bills going back to 2010 that one Ocean County municipality turned over to federal investigators in response to a subpoena.

Here are the documents Lacey Township has given to federal investigators in connection with the widening investigation into George Gilmore. Presumably, the documents sent from the other towns covered by the subpoenas would be similar to Lacey’s. OPRA requests have been filed elsewhere, but the other municipalities and the county have yet to respond. Other concerned citizens are seeking the same documents from Jackson and elsewhere.

Lacey Township Clerk / Administrator Veronica Laureigh provided the documents in response to an Open Public Records Act request made Thursday morning. The OPRA statute requires a response by the custodian of records within 7 business days but we were provided with the documents on the same day our request was made.

There is nothing particularly groundbreaking in these documents, as they could have been obtained by an OPRA request at any time, but they do give some insight into what records are now in the hands of the FBI and US Attorney’s office.

Using document manipulation software, the PDF file embedded below consists of all documents that were provided after the FBI came knocking with a subpoena. The files were originally multiple PDF files, but for simplicity’s sake they have been combined into one file. Federal investigators sought legal bills, contracts and meeting minutes pertaining to George Gilmore and his law firm. As previously noted, of the public entities served with subpoenas, the subpoena issued to Lacey Township sought the same documents in that town as the subpoenas demanded in other municipalities like Little Egg Harbor and Jackson. All 2384 pages can be viewed below.

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Gavin Rozzi

Gavin Rozzi

Gavin Rozzi is the editor of Ocean County Politics and a lifelong Ocean County resident, residing in Lacey Township. Gavin's work centers on the intersection of money and politics in Ocean County, with a focus on public corruption. He can be reached via email at editor@politicsoc.com or via phone at (848)-667-0840 or on encrypted phone / text app Signal.

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  • Trump is a 25mil Fraud

    For Sale adult RepubliCON Depends Diapers
    The Men in Black are here in Ocean County and looking for you
    Mike transition team member Ritacco is waiting for ya

    • outtahere

      Nothing will come of it.

      • Im Trump the 25 mil fraud

        And why is that?

      • Trump is a 25mil Fraud

        Not this time Friend N Family Plan member

        • outtahere

          What does that mean? Are you insinuating that I’m one of the State employed slugs? First of all, why would you even ask, “why is that?”. Why; because nothing happens to any of them. They lie, steal and cheat their way and they call that “government”. It is the way the State of NJ operates. So what if one from TR got convicted, how many more are out there? You think the feds poking around will make anything to stop? No way. Smoke and mirrors. Make it look like something is being done. If, something does come out of this mess, I bet you it will be one or two people and that’s it. No more and the corruption will continue.

          • Im Trump the 25 mil fraud

            Ask Mike transition team member if he thought he was going to jail
            Happy will go to jail and he will sing if he hasn’t already
            Don’t you find it odd that all of these fine Republicons from Samson on down are being investigated? Will it stop nope however Happy Gilmore is as dirty as they come

  • Mustang Sally

    Gilmore has been terrible for Ocean County for too long. I hope he rots in hell.

  • Grime

    The black s.u.v’s finely showed up……..

  • Im Trump the 25 mil fraud

    Gavin
    Was Happy Gilmore indicted?

    • Not yet.

    • Benny aboio

      Don’t hold your breath.

  • guest

    All quiet on the Western Front.

  • Im Trump the 25 mil fraud

    Did the Ocean County RepubliCONS on the Friends and Family Plan force
    Gavin into the witness protection program?

    • Not at all. Nobody intimidates me. Keep in mind that I don’t do this full-time. This is a part-time hobby, so I have been busy with some other things lately. Should have some interesting things coming up in the future.

      • Rusty

        Your part time endeavor has some local Ocean County towns worried on a full time basis.

        • Im Trump the 25 mil fraud

          Hence the “run” on Adult Ocean County Friends N Family Plan Member Depends Diapers
          Will Happy go down or will he rat and send a few Friends N Family Members to visit Mike transition team member Ritacco

          • guest

            It is not just the big game being talked about. This is a election year in a few Republican held towns , they are a little worried about the, as you say “Friends N Family Members” also problems within the ranks of a few R Clubs to name a few of there omnipotent dysfunctional polices, They do not want to keep reading about it on a daily basis.

        • Thank you. Word gets back to me about some of the reactions certain pols have been having, so that’s motivation enough to keep going with this little experiment. And just because there was a rumor that Coronato scared me away, I feel compelled to publish some more leaked documents in the near future.

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      • Im Trump the 25 mil fraud

        Trust me I respect and support what you are doing
        Any idea when the decision to indict Happy will come down?

        • I appreciate your support. Unfortunately, it looks like Rule 6 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure is my biggest obstacle to getting anything more than I already have, at least through the “official” way. I know for a fact that several individuals were subpoenaed PERSONALLY, but after reviewing applicable case law, I have reached the conclusion that there is no way to compel the FBI or US Attorney’s Office to release it under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) due to how the courts have construed that law’s exemptions. Once an indictment has been returned, however, that indictment will be a matter of public record and offer some insight into which federal criminal law(s) he is accused of breaking, but there’s always the possibility that there will be no indictment.

          • Im Trump the 25 mil fraud

            What is the time table for there to be an indictment?
            How is Happy Gilmore both on the payroll (w2) and representing the town of TR not a conflict of interest

          • Polish Bread

            If it was to be, the leakage would of been around. Look at the White House , they leak on a daily basis.