Sources: Valori, Barberio Under Investigation

Former Parsippany-Troy Hills Council President Dr. Louis Valori and Former Mayor James Barberio (File photo)

PARSIPPANY — Law enforcement sources have confirmed to Parsippany Focus that an investigation is ongoing concerning theft of services in regard to Township Employees conducting election work for Former Mayor James Barberio and Former Council President Louis Valori. (Editors Note: The employees involved are no longer employees of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills.)

While it is a policy of the Attorney General’s Office and the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) to neither confirm nor deny ongoing investigations, Parsippany Focus has been shown several documents which clearly show Township employees creating and distributing campaign documents on behalf of Valori and Barberio.

Parsippany Focus will release more information as it becomes available.

Former Paterson Mayor Joey Torres was convicted of similar charges.

“Joey Torres corruptly used his vast power as mayor of New Jersey’s third-largest city to serve his own selfish ends, when he should have been serving the residents of Paterson,” said former Attorney General Christopher Porrino. “This prison sentence demonstrates that nobody is above the law, least of all public officials who brazenly abuse the authority entrusted to them.”

Torres was sentenced to five years in prison for directing city employees to do work at a warehouse leased to family members.