HCV: Secret deal sees Carmelo Garcia net $700,000 in ethnic cleansing lawsuit

In a follow-up to the MSV exclusive report last month, the Hudson County View confirms the Hoboken Housing Authority approved less than a million: $700,000 in a payoff for Carmelo Garcia’s “ethnic cleansing” civil suit.

The HCV story adds that the payout is conditional upon review of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. More on this later.

Former Hoboken Housing Authority Chair Dana Wefer who uncovered seven figure contracts never approved by the HHA board but paid out to political contributors of the former and then executive director Carmelo Garcia called the settlement “a travesty” and blasted the potential payoff as another example of the HHA residents being victimized.

According to the HCV story, Mayor Dawn Zimmer and her husband Stan Grossbard although both named in the Garcia lawsuit will pay nothing toward the settlement.
The full cost of Garcia’s “ethnic cleansing” lawsuit will be borne by the poorest population in town, mostly through higher insurance premiums coming out of their annual operating budget – for years to come.
Former HHA Chair Dana Wefer in action against Carmelo Garcia who stands to net $700,000 in his infamous
ethnic cleansing lawsuit. She blasted the payoff re: settlement saying the HHA residents are victimized twice.

Talking Ed Note: MSV can exclusively report, terms of the settlement were approved two days after the November 7th Hoboken election and as part of the agreement; it specified there was to be no revelation during the Hoboken election.
Why was this payoff concealed from the Hoboken public before the election? 

Mayor Dawn Zimmer endorsed Ravi Bhalla for mayor. You can probably figure out the rest.
Mayor Dawn Zimmer was not contacted for comment on this story and if she was, she wouldn’t say a damn thing. 
Hey Dawn, got transparency?

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