Judge temporarily halts Rumana from issuing campaign pieces on Rottino’s development business

A Superior Court Judge has ordered Assemblyman Scott Rumana (R-Wayne) to temporarily stop issuing campaign pieces and robocalls that refer to opponent Anthony Rottino’s development business.

Just Thomas Brogran has restricted Rumana from “dissipating further mailers, publications, robo calls, direct calls or engaging in any discussion with respect to Plaintiff (Rottino’s) Development Company, the false statements regarding Taxpayer Backed Bonds and false statements regarding the building of low income housing,” according to a press release issued by the Rottino campaign.

Rottino is suing Rumana over an allegedly false claim in the form of mailers and a published advertisement that his company used public money to build low-income in Newark and East Orange.

Rumana, citing a 2000 Star-Ledger article, says the information is true. Rottino, however, says the company never went through with the deal talked about in the original article.

Rumana could not immediately be reached for comment.

The first hearing on the suit is scheduled for May 28.

Judge temporarily halts Rumana from issuing campaign pieces on Rottino’s development business