Hoboken Official Accuses Mayor Of Racism, Cronyism

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT) -- The director of Hoboken, N.J.'s housing authority has accused the city's mayor of attempting to fire him for refusing to support her political ambitions, which allegedly included pushing racial minorities out of Hoboken and granting a general counsel contract to a political ally.

Carmelo Garcia, the head of the Hoboken Housing Authority, filed suit in New Jersey state court on Aug. 13 against Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, alleging she tried to terminate his five-year employment contract prematurely as part of her efforts to get rid of...
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