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Schroeder Facing Army Debarment, Report Says

The U.S. Army is seeking to prohibit State Assemblyman Robert Schroeder and his companies from doing any business with the federal government because of alleged poor performance for work in Afghanistan.

The U.S. Army has moved to debar State Assemblyman Robert Schroeder from doing business with the federal government, according to a report on BusinessWeek.com.

The decision follows a suspension of Schroeder and his two Hillsdale-based companies, All Points International Distributors (API) and Hercules Global Logistics, by the Special Investigator General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) because he allegedly failed to deliver tents to a military base in Afghanistan and failed to pay about $155,000 to an Afghan subcontractor.

The U.S. government paid API $617,000 for the aircraft maintenance tents, according to a quarterly SIGAR report.

Debarred contractors are prohibited from doing any business with the federal government, including "non-procurement transactions" like grants or loans.

Schroeder, a Washington Township resident, has faced numerous legal troubles this year. In August, he was charged with writing two bad checks to investors for about $400,000. He is also facing numerous lawsuits for allegedly failing to repay loans and mortgages totalling millions of dollars. In October, .

Schroeder's two companies are also facing eviction. Oritani Bank filed seven suits against Schroeder in August for mortgages totalling about $3.5 million. A rent receiver was appointed for the properties, but Schroeder allegedly failed to make rent payments for two properties occupied by his own businesses, and the rent receiver filed to evict them in October.

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Kevin P December 04, 2012 at 12:53 AM
I would have been fired from my job by now...why does he continue in his?
scruffy December 04, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Yes, isn't it amazing that he can continue as an Assemblyman, no other elected officials calling for him to step down publicly yet in the report from the Government admitting that what has transpired overseas has hurt our relations. See the article on northjersey.com So are we all supposed to just accept and allow him to remain in office forever while the wheels of justice move so slowly? It has been months already since the first arrest was.
B@B December 04, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Because with Schroeder, the IOKIYAR* rule applies. Don't you know this? *It's OK If You're A Republican
Keith Jensen December 05, 2012 at 05:50 AM
Corzine is on the lam for $1.6Billion! Anybody forget about our former Governor, so why does he get a pass? The PATCH sure has as does the readership, for nothing is reported, nor commented on this incredible fleecing anymore; although it still is in the press in other periodicals. Today's story in Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveschaefer/2012/12/03/democrats-lax-regulation-not-corzine-alone-at-fault-for-mf-global-debacle/

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