The small world of Dennis Oury

Dennis Oury, a politically active lawyer from Bergen County who is reportedly under federal criminal investigation, was in the news this week: he is the lawyer for the owners of an adult video and novelty business who is suing the Township of Cherry Hill for failing to give them a building permit for a parcel of land behind a Commerce Bank branch on Route 70.

In May, federal prosecutors served subpoenas on Oury, the former Counsel for the Bergen County Democratic Organization, seeking records on consulting contracts awarded by several municipalities and government agencies to a company owned by Oury and several partners, including Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joseph Ferriero.

The small world of Dennis Oury