Former parking utility quarters thief and felon John Corea attends Peter Biancamano fundraiser


In his first public appearance since being convicted of looting almost a million dollars in Hoboken Parking Utility quarters, John Corea attended last Thursday’s fundraiser and kickoff for second ward council candidate Peter Biancamano.
Last year, MSV exclusively reported in its “Grist for the Mill” rumor column John Corea was spotted in Hoboken and believed out of prison on a work release program.
Asked about Corea involvement on his “team” to be elected to the second ward council, Peter Biancamano offered via text, “All I’m saying is, you have over 60 residents of the ward there and it was a great night.”
A phone interview with Freeholder Anthony “Stick” Romano confirmed he had not seen Frank “Pupie” Raia, the third ward council candidate who ran with Biancamano as council at-large candidates in 2013 at the event.
On the question of John Corea’s attendance, Romano said, “He’s a citizen… I have no comment.”
John Corea the former Hoboken Parking Utility head convicted and sentenced to prison
for his role in the theft of almost $1,000,000 in Parking Utility quarters is seen (l) in this
video of Peter Biancamano’s second ward kickoff/fundraiser.
First Ward Councilwoman Terry Castellano is pictured right with Councilman Michael
Russo behind Biancamano next to Corea.
Biancamano’s main rival for the second ward Tiffanie Fisher saw a declaration of war delivered by Freeholder Romano minutes before Biancamano spoke. 

The Tiffanie Fisher campaign could not be reached for immediate comment.

The full video from the Biancanmano event shows Corea in the background through the remarks by Romano and Biancamano.

According to the NJ Department of Corrections records, John Corea was released on parole last April 1st having been admitted originally April 2, 2012 serving three years of his seven year sentence.

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