Burlington County Republicans have filed a complaint with the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) against Burlington Democratic Chairman Rick Perr and three other Democrats who were involved in the controversial New Frontier PAC.
The complaint, filed by Republican staffer Brandon Umba, requests that ELEC look into whether Burlington County Democratic Chairman Rick Perr violated the law “by knowingly running a Continuing Political Committee while serving as Chairman of Burlington County Democrats.”
It also requests that ELEC investigate whether Perr, former Burlington County Democratic Treasurer Jeff Meyer, New Frontier PAC Chairman Dean Buono and PAC Treasurer Jack Senechal violated the law by not disclosing everyone who had control of the PAC, and whether Buono “abidicated his responsibility by allowing his treasurer Jack Senechal to take orders from Rick Perr and Jeff Meyer.”
Perr, who had denied any involvement in the PAC, resigned last night amid pressure from Democrats after the Burlington County Times published emails in which he and Meyer discussed management of the PAC with Senechal. Meyer resigned earlier this month.
The PAC, formed to help Democrats take over Evesham’s council in 2007, was used primarily for South Jersey races, but came under scrutiny over donations made to Hudson County politicians — including Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano, who was arrested last month for allegedly taking bribes from an FBI informant.