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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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Robert Prol February 25, 2013 at 06:46 PM
And why is he still a State Assemblyman?
B@B February 25, 2013 at 07:06 PM
Because Chris "Law and Order" Christie won't ask him to resign...not that it matters, I think the state Republican Party has asked him to and he refuses. He's at best a narcissist.
Joe Taxpayer February 25, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Hey Bob, please run for mayor. You seem to have allthe answers to all problems.
Joe Taxpayer February 25, 2013 at 07:38 PM
B@B- you certainly have the free time. Give us some hope and change. You have my vote. First major problem is Schroeder. After he leaves what is next on your agenda?
Jeffrey Tammen February 25, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Schroeder should for our district and if not for Washington township that he steps down with respect and dignity.and not carry this on for a year he has no power they stripped him down so he is really hurting us instead of allowing an alternate to carry on reg buss. He should be ashamed of himself for dragging it on.
Steve Sass February 26, 2013 at 01:13 AM
Everyone should e-mail Christie and ask Christie what he is doing to get Schroeder to resign. Christie's lack of action only implies that when a republican breaks the law it is not a problem, but when it is a democrat all of the sudden Christie gets his voice back and becomes an attack dog.
B@B February 26, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Well, thanks for the vote of confidence, Joe Taxpayer, though I work 80 hours a week so I don't have a lot of free time. But sure, I'll play. What would be next on my agenda would be to examine the Township books and try to find out what our money has been spent on for the last decade or so while no one outside the hackocracy was allowed to look at them. I would look into the economies of scale to be provided by doing a town-wide contract for trash collection, since what you pay for that is a "hidden tax". I would look at local government staffing and see where we could cut positions, and how many are make-work jobs for cronies. Get rid of those. I would make Mr. Kourgelis and Sky Trading abide by town laws, zoning, and ordinances. I would look at what we would need to do to help the strip mall thrive again instead of adding commercial properties in residential areas. I would work with the county to see what could be done about the intersection of Washington Avenue and Pascack Road. I might even look into a merger with Westwood and put myself out of that job! Most of all, I would try to bring some gravitas to the governance of the Township. Because no one is going to want to work with a local government that is a clown car of sniping and cronyism.
Disgusted February 27, 2013 at 02:07 AM
when is this bum going to jail...who does he know...I say throw him out of that big white house on the lake that he got with the money he stole most likely for the tax payers....we own that house!
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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