Devine arrested as dead beat dad

James Devine, a troubled and controversial former Union County Democratic operative who publishes three weekly newspapers in central New Jersey, was arrested this morning for failure to pay $20,000 in child support and alimony as part of a sweep of dead beat dads. He is currently in a county jail, with bail set at $5,000. Devine owns the News Record, The Patriot, and The Atom Tabloid & Citizen-Gazette.

Devine arrested as dead beat dad