The Republican-controlled Lumberton Township Committee today moved to fire Township Administrator Daniel Van Pelt, a GOP Assemblyman who was arrested on federal corruption charges on Thursday.
"We are disgusted and outraged by the actions of our now former Township Administrator Daniel Van Pelt," said members of the Township Committee in a joint statement. "If he is found guilty of the charges of which he is accused, he should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Public corruption should not be tolerated and those guilty of it should be made an example of for other considering such criminal acts."
The governing body is asking for an expanded federal investigation into Van Pelt's tenure as Lumberton Administrator, and will appoint an independent auditor to conduct a review of the municipality's finances.
Burlington County Democrats sought the ouster of Van Pelt on Thursday.