PARSIPPANY — In a letter obtained by Parsippany Focus, addressed to the Acting Mayor and Members of the Rockaway Township Council, Former Parsippany-Troy Hills Council President Louis Valori wrote “It gives me great pleasure to send this letter of support for John Inglesino to become Rockaway Township’s next Township Attorney.” (Click here for endorsement letter).
This endorsement comes as a surprise, since Mr. Inglesino characterized Lou Valori at a public Council Meeting “Bad people like Lou Valori prey on that cynicism to lie about good, decent public service.” Valori was not content to simply having his big lie play out in the press as a, he said, she said. In order to give his big lie credibility he knew that he had to up the ante, so Valori demanded an investigation and then he took to the microphones to announce that the Somerset County prosecutor’s office was investigating the mayor, the council president and the township attorney. Valori’s big lie was proceeding according to plan, but the Valori made the big miscalculation…” “Personally, I anticipated that Valori would announced his lies to this level after all, he is a former police officer, trained and initiating and conducting investigations,” said Inglesino. (Click here to view video tape).
During the famous Sunday Night meeting on January 13, 2013 at Parsippany-Troy Hills Town Hall, Valori alleged that Barberio, Inglesino and former council president Brian Stanton offered to give him a $50,000 township job if he’d stay out of the township’s GOP primary.
Valori secretly recorded the Sunday Night meeting which can be heard discussing a potential job. (click here to listen to bribe tape supplied by Mr. Valori). Valori’s job would have paid about $50,000 a year, and he would have served as media liaison for the police department, Valori said.
That year, Valori ran for and won his first council seat, amist a voter fraud campaign. A campaign worker Jordan Valori, testified that she got a stack of vote-by-mail ballots off a desk in James Vigilante’s office (Candidate for Morris County Clerk) before he told her to sign them so he could drive her to the county election board to drop them off. Jordan Valori is the daughter of Dr. Louis Valori, a retired Parsippany police sergeant who won the Parsippany GOP primary council election with running mate Robert Peluso. (Click here to listen to audio). (Editors Note: This audio tape was recorded by NJ.Com reporter Brendan Kuty).
On April 1, 2013, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township received a Grand Jury subpoena issued by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Somerset County. That subpoena was to compel production of certain specific documents from the township clerk.
On March 20, 2013, “Valori said he had spoken with representatives from the state Attorney General’s Office and that they were investigating his allegations.”
In a May 9, 2013 letter provided by Inglesino, the Somerset Prosecutor’s Office said criminal prosecution wasn’t “viable” after various interviews and reviews of documents, including a secret recording Valori made. It also said no further investigation was warranted. At that time “Valori said he was disappointed with the investigation.”