BELLMAWR, NJ – Atilis Gym owners Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti are now claiming that New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s administration is moving to seize their assets to pay for $259,0390.18 in fines imposed by the state over the gym’s refusal to shut down during the COVID-19 Murphy business lockdown.
“We’ve received word that @govmurphy and his corrupt lapdog Judge has moved to begin garnishing our wages and seizing assets. We will not mandate cloth face coverings and will be continuously fined for doing so. Please share, please tag, stay in the fight. We’re getting close to the election,” Smith said.
Smith shared a letter sent to all of the bank accounts owned by Trumbetti and Smith placing freezes on their holdings.
“This is absolutely insane,” he said. “Governor Murphy is upset because we proved him wrong that businesses can operate safely and lockdowns are disastrous economically. Meanwhile Murphy put COVID positive patients in nursing homes. Yet, here we are, bothering me with this nonsense.”
Smith added, it’s a scare tactic by a governor abusing his power and said he is not paying the fines. The moral of the story is, in New Jersey, it can happen to you too.