Ocean County GOP Boss Gilmore Facing Federal Tax Liens

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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  • Lunitic Fringe

    Now we know why The King doesn’t pay his just like his idol Happy

  • Grime

    Pay up George! Ya can’t keep it all…….Oh weight, you might need bail money…..

    • I am watching you

      Mike Ritacco says hello so does Van Pelt and the Ex Mayor of TR and the bridgegaters who are going to sing and Christie is gonna hang u

  • Mercy Otis Warren

    It sure it hypocritical, and the reason for it is probably one of two things. Either he is a tax feeding moron — who is just not that impressive of a businessman, or he is quite smart and is doing it on purpose to maximize some other kind of business investment return. I do not know him, so could not really say whether he is a smart or stupid scallywag.

    • charletteirons

      My guess is the pretty smart option but he may have cheated on his ethics final. Interesting that the large federal liens occurred in 2015 and 2016. Is this unreported income related to Sandy funding or any ongoing federal investigations?

  • Good ‘ol boys

    Maybe Tom MacArthur can bail him out? If the guy can afford a Bentley and that Viking Yacht he never picked up, he can bail out our good friend Georgie Boy, right?

    • I am watching you

      Its past the time to save the tax payers money and hire an in house lawyer for the town and the BOE

  • laceylady

    How greedy and disgusting, this is why the rich keep getting richer, THEY DON’T PAY THEIR BILLS! People are finally waking up and WATCHING.

  • llewellynh

    It’s disturbing that an affluent lawyer at a ultra prosperous firm is also the legal representative of so many local Ocean County towns.

    His inability to handle debits and credits never mind tax work is certainly not indicative of the sort of advice our councilmen should be receiving and we the taxpayers should rightfully expect to see town lawyers of the highest repute.

    People in Jackson, Lacey, Berkeley Township, Little Egg Harbor, and Red Bank should be concerned as should The South Jersey Transportation Authority, and the Manchester School Board all of whom he advises as counsel.

    We are living in financially precarious times and our area has to be beyond careful about every penny it spends. Sounds as this is not an area of expertise that Mr. Gilmore holds. Time for those who select our town counsels to explain why this one attorney who can’t possibly live in all of our towns, is chosen year after year in so many areas.

  • FJLinNJ

    In charge of Tax Appeals in Atlantic City….that won’t end well.

  • Guest

    This is old news, in addition he is not running for public office.

    • He doesn’t need to run for anything! He is the Chairman of the Ocean County Board of Elections and receives the contract for legal representation of many publicly funded agencies in the state. Far from old news, because none of the “mainstream” media outlets have dared to cover it. I wonder why?

      • guest

        Is he running for public office? You may know who he is, but the sheeple coming out of the Mall, have no idea. Some do not even know whom their Mayor is, never mind someone like him. I agree to disagree. my concern are elected public officials in town.

        • I can respect that. Yes it is definitely troublesome that people do not know much about their local government. However, most of the people (that I know, at least) who read this website are DO know who Mr. Gilmore is. I share your concern with regard to people knowing about their mayor / local officials, and I believe that Mr. Gilmore’s activities and those of local officials often overlap. While George isn’t as publicly visible as somebody like a Tom Kelaher, Carmen Amato or Gary Quinn, I believe it’s important to keep tabs on him, as while he may not be an elected official, through his organization he has a way of “pulling the strings” behind the scenes to support (or oppose) candidates on a local level – and I guarantee you he holds more power than our local officials. Just my two cents. Whether or not we will agree, I’m still glad that you choose to speak your mind here nonetheless! As this site grows there’s no reason we can’t take a harder look at local officials as well.

        • llewellynh

          He picks the people in public office in Ocean County.

  • llewellynh

    Wonder if he will pay up by Monday or will this just go on and grow into an even larger amount. He’s obviously oblivious to what this looks and feels like to we the “little people” out here who support his empire by many of our towns using his non-paying tax firm to represent us.

    Time to get back to the State law that requires town attorneys to be residents of the town they serve. There is no need for this particular lawyer to corner the market by getting waivers. Time to open this system up so that local attorneys aren’t afraid to raise their hands and seek the spot where they could provide services to their own communities. And paying their taxes on time annually ought to be on the job description.

    • Grande

      Come on now, he is not paying anything on Monday. Go ask his favorite neighbor, the Mayor of Toms River next door.

  • frank

    he is just starting to catch up on the property taxes he owes toms river. still has past due on a few.