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Assemblyman Schroeder Banned From Doing Business With Feds

Robert Schroeder and two of his businesses have been debarred until September 2015 because they allegedly failed to deliver tents to a military base and to pay a subcontractor.

State Assemblyman Robert Schroeder was banned from doing business with the federal government this month, according to a report on NJ.com.

In a letter to Schroeder, Army Suspension and Debarment Official Uldric Fiore wrote that he decided to debar the assemblyman and the two businesses until September 20, 2015.

Schroeder had been suspended from doing business with the government last fall because he and two of his businesses, All Points International and Hercules Global Logistics, allegedly failed to deliver tents to a military base in Afghanistan. They also allegedly failed to pay a subcontractor $158,000.

The companies "demonstrated a history of willful failure to perform under the terms of their government contracts, and engaged in acts of serious misconduct, as to affect their present responsibility as government contractors," according to the letter.

Schroeder asked to not be debarred during a presentation in December, Fiore wrote in the letter. Schroeder proposed he could pay the debts by taking more contracts with the Army and FEMA, but did not present any specific plans and refused to disclose information about his other debts, according to the letter.

Fiore also included in the letter the numerous lawsuits filed against Schroeder and the indictment on charges last December that he allegedly stole $1.8 million from investors for a housing project in North Dakota and knowingly wrote bad checks valued at more than $3.4 million for various loan payments.

"Based on the foregoing findings of fact, conclusions, and the administrative record, I have decided that the debarment of respondents is in the public interest and for the Government's protection," Fiore wrote.

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B@B February 27, 2013 at 01:32 PM
Disgusted: This is why the town books need to be opened and examined by someone outside the local hackocracy.
twp resident February 27, 2013 at 05:57 PM
I would not be at all surprised if our Mayor loaned Bob WT taxpayers money.
Steve Sass February 28, 2013 at 12:03 AM
We now have a new town idiot, congrats to "twp resident". You will have to try really hard to come up with a dumber comment.
B@B February 28, 2013 at 10:26 AM
Why is it dumb? Given how many people trusted Schroeder, loaned him money, invested in his scams, and given how secretive the Township is about the books, why is it such a stretch to believe that he was loaned money from the town coffers? No one is saying it happened, but it is not out of the realm of possibility.
twp resident February 28, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Thank you B@B for supporting my comment . Steve Sass, please don't call me the new town idiot, this is a forum for conversation. It didn't say that it happened, but look art all the other intelligent(like you Steve) folks that got swindled out of money from Bob.

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