Breaking the law and connecting the dots on a political lawsuit
A casualty of Hoboken’s anti-wheeling law, where limits placed on money entering into the City from outside parties such as Political Action Committees (PACs) took its first big hit when Councilwoman Beth Mason flooded thousands of illicit dollars into the recent Move Forward BoE campaign.
|The Hoboken based Beth Mason PAC broke the anti-wheeling ordinance.. The numbers already exceeded the
$500 limit in September and observers think it’s been trampled in the tens of thousands of dollars.
Beth Mason says the ordinance doesn’t apply to her because she says so.
Hoboken’s Corporation Counsel confirmed the funds are not allowed under Hoboken’s current ordinance but Councilwoman Beth Mason has ignored the finding and said the law isn’t applicable to her.
Correction: The Friends of Beth Mason committee address is incorrectly listed (above) per Ines Garcia Keim who noted she is no longer the treasurer of the committee. The 2012 treasurer of the committee is Ricky Mason. She also said she had no connection to the 2012 filing (shown above in Schedule B) for The Friends of Beth Mason committee explaining whoever filled out the above form did so referencing dated checks.
|Final campaign election reports are up ahead but who’s going to declare ownership of the Beth Mason Nazi Truck costs
including the Move Forward commercial? It’s one of many large expenditures yet to be declared.
Update: In regards to taking legal photographs on a public street, re: 12th and Washington, there’s nothing illegal about returning to take photos of signage that didn’t come out the first time. It certainly doesn’t justify anyone running out of an office committing assaults particularly when Hoboken was in a state of emergency.
Some witnesses suggest it’s okay to stand by and do/say nothing. It’s beyond insulting to hear witnesses make excuses for the behavior of a paid Beth Mason political operative. That hasn’t been solicited but the noise is coming out of familiar corners.