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No charges for NJ mayor, chief who used generators

12-31-13

NORTH HALEDON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey mayor and police chief won’t face charges for taking borough generators for personal use following Superstorm Sandy last year.

The Record (http://bit.ly/1k3wSnY) reports the Passaic County prosecutor’s office wrote in a letter that there wasn’t evidence to warrant a criminal prosecution of North Haledon Mayor Randy George and Police Chief Robert Bracco.

In the days after Sandy caused widespread flooding and power outages, George borrowed a borough generator to use at his ice cream parlor and Bracco took one to his home.

Some council members were critical of the actions, but a council review cleared both men of wrongdoing.

George told the newspaper he agreed with the prosecutor’s decision but admitted he made “a stupid mistake.”

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com