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Accusations of nepotism and patronage fly

Freeholders censure one of their own

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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:15 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The county freeholder board voted to censure Freeholder E. Marie Hayes on July 9 for her alleged retaliation against a county employee and conflicts of interest during an uproarious meeting brimming with accusations of nepotism.

Freeholders voted 3-1 to censure Hayes based on a retaliation claim made by board clerk Beth Bozzelli. Freeholder Will Morey abstained from voting on that censure, while Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton, and Freeholders Leonard Desiderio and Jeffrey Pierson voted to censure.

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