17 Jun ***Cape May County Herald*** Fox must pay $11,500 for ethics violations
In a June 14 article in the Cape May County Herald, it is reported that the Local Finance Board (LFB) overruled the judge, in part, on one violation and reinstituted one violation and an associated fine of $500, bringing the total that former Mayor Chris Fox will owe to $11,500.
The following are excerpts from the article:
“The LFB did not take public comments on the matter before making its final determination and Fox did not appear to be present at the meeting, which was conducted via Microsoft Teams. His attorney, Michelle Douglass, told the Herald prior to the LFB’s meeting that he had accepted Judge Olgiatti’s decision.
The additional $500 charge had to do with Fox advocating at public hearings for rehiring and giving a salary increase to Jacquelyn Ferentz, the town’s current police chief, who he was in a rent-free living arrangement with, and by advocating against the merger of the borough police department with neighboring municipalities.”
Fox will have 30 days to pay the $11,500 upon his receipt of the LFB’s final decision letter”
For additional information, please read the article in the CMC Herald.