Lumberton Republicans gave the developer a sweetheart deal in exchange for campaign cash.
Developer gives Republicans Campaign Cash
Developer obtains Building Approvals
Township buys a parcel of the land for $700,000
Township sells same land for $1
Republicans and developer profit
How it worked
The developer spread his campaign contributions to local republicans through several different companies that he owns to be able to exceed State limits on contributions.
After making significant campaign contributions the developer gains approval from the Republican Administration in 2019 to build nearly 400 apartments and houses on Wellington Farm.
The township then pays the same developer $700,000 for a parcel of that land.
The township then turns around and sells the same piece of land allotted for affordable housing for $1 to another developer to build on. (a $700,000 loss for the township)
The original developer has now profited from selling a parcel of land to the township and will now have a windfall of profits when the 400 apartments and homes are built.
The developer wins, the Republicans win, tax payers lose.
Follow the money
The developer used the following companies to funnel campaign cash to Lumberton Republicans
Wellington Farms is the property (near Walmart) that received the approvals to build 300 new apartments and 90+ houses.
The companies listed are all owned by that developer. Four of these companies were used to funnel campaign cash to Lumberton Republicans.
Contributions from developer to Lumberton Republicans
2017 through 2020
Over $21,000 this year alone and huge contributions since 2017
And it all started with JIM DWYER
Spreadsheet of contributions from developer
All information gathered from NJ public records databases
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Developer received redevelopment approvals from Republican controlled Board