NJ Watchdog Blasts Local Gov't Legal Spending

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT) -- North Bergen Township had a no-work legal job on its books and paid its attorney more than counsel for the state's four largest cities, while other local governments overpaid firms for routine clerical work and shouldered bills for services possibly covered by retainer agreements, a New Jersey watchdog said Tuesday.

The 38-page report from the Office of the State Comptroller also questions whether North Bergen Township attorney Herbert Klitzner, who received a $207,870 salary and $16,469 for unused vacation time in 2011, breached the state's Local...
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