Every Town in Ocean County That Hires Gilmore Law Firm Has Been Subpoenaed by Feds, Attorney Cipriani Confirms

LITTLE EGG HARBOR – Jean Cipriani, a partner in the Gilmore & Monahan firm, confirmed at Thursday night’s township committee meeting that every town in Ocean County that hires the law firm of Ocean County Republican Chairman George has been served with subpoenas in connection with the ongoing federal investigation into Gilmore.

Jean Cipriani, seen Thursday night in Little Egg Harbor.

“A Bunch Of Subpoenas”

When questioned by a resident at Thursday night’s Little Egg Harbor Township Committee meeting, the Gilmore firm’s Jean Cipriani said that all towns in Ocean County that hire her firm have been subpoenaed in connection with the FBI investigation into Mr. Gilmore

“There were subpoenas issued to all the towns in Ocean County,” Cipriani said at the public meeting. “I believe it’s all the towns,  but certainly I am aware of a bunch of them that our firm represents and they were subpoenaed.”

Those subpoenas were all identical to the one served on Little Egg Harbor earlier this week, which we reported on earlier Thursday.

A sample subpoena issued by the federal courts

Cipriani said the subpoenas demanded  contracts, resolutions, legal bills and minutes of meetings where a member of the firm was present.

 The towns that hire Gilmore’s firm include the following, which were also subpoenaed:

  • Lacey
  • Little Egg Harbor
  • Bay Head
  • Berkeley
  • Jackson
  • Plumsted
  • Seaside Heights
  • Lakewood
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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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