HAMILTON — The FBI is continuing to deliver subpoenas to the township for documents relating to the bribery charges against Mayor John Bencivengo.
John Ricci, the township's business administrator, confirmed that the FBI issued a subpoena last week for all formal employee manuals issued to township employees.
"We got a subpoena the other day for copies of all our employee and personnel handbooks and manuals," Ricci said this morning. "They deal with prohibiting discrimination, non-harassment, equal opportunity employment practices, civil service, benefits, smoking and telephone use."
He declined to comment on whether the FBI is investigating specific employees or employee practices.
The subpoena is the latest in a series the township has received since Mayor John Bencivengo was charged with accepting $ 12,400 in bribes to influence a member of the Hamilton school board regarding the school district's insurance broker contract.
On April 27, the township received subpoenas for phone logs, travel records and e-mails between Bencivengo, Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried and Marliese Ljuba, a senior health benefits consultant with Vineland-based Allen Associates, the district's longtime insurance broker. Sources told The Times Ljuba is the cooperating witness in the FBI's investigation of Bencivengo.
On May 10, the FBI demanded all correspondence between Bencivengo and the school board relating to matters of health insurance.
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