FBI Probe Around Former Jackson Township Business Administrator Expands

An ongoing FBI probe into the activities of former Jackson Township Business Administrator Jose “Joey” Torres is reportedly expanding, according to a report in today’s Star Ledger. Torres served as township administrator before bumping up his pension and retiring in Jackson Township.

Torres was approved by the township council despite claims and concerns from residents that he was both unqualified and for his political connections. Jackson Township’s Republican majority council of Ken Bressi, Scott Martin and Anne Updegrave approved Torres’ eventual appointment. Since leaving Jackson after his retirement, Torres once again was elected to be mayor of Paterson, but has been the source of numerous accusations of wrongdoing, ethics accusations and the center of an FBI investigation.

The following is a report from today’s Star Ledger newspaper.

PATERSON — Federal authorities issued a subpoena for Paterson’s records with an Ocean County lawyer as part of an ongoing investigation, the Paterson Press reported. Investigators issued the subpoena for documents concerning a $100,000, annual contract with the firm, Gilmore and Monahan of Toms River, according to the report. One of the firm’s partners and Ocean…

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