As has been widely reported, Bill Brennan filed a citizen’s complaint against me and our Business Administrator back in early April. Mr. Brennan alleges that we committed fourth degree crimes by violating the Township’s salary cap ordinance. As I detailed in an April 11th article in plugintoparsippany, entitled “Cahill/Focus Wrong Again! Mayor Barberio Did Not Violate Salary Cap Ordinance!, Mr. Brennan’s allegations are so bogus that they are recklessly bizarre. Based upon the complaint filed by Mr. Brennan, the legal process requires a “probable cause hearing” in municipal court. Due to conflicts with the Parsippany court, the matter was assigned to Judge Paparazzo in Pequannock. The Judge conducted the “probable cause hearing” and heard argument from Mr. Brennan and my personal attorney, Vig Pawar, Esq. In attendance to witness the proceedings were Parsippany Democratic politicians and former disgraced police officer James Carifi. Bill Brennan is also a Democrat and is currently running for Governor.
First and foremost, let me say that I am pleased, but not surprised, that this baseless case was dismissed by the Judge. Township Attorney John Inglesino, Esq. stated “ there was no bases whatsoever for the charges brought by Mr. Brennan. In my opinion, Mr. Brennan’s actions are nothing short of an abuse of the legal system. Perhaps this type of bizarre behavior is why Mr. Brennan can’t get admitted to the New Jersey Bar”. Bill Brennan is not a Parsippany resident and he has never lived or worked in Parsippany. My understanding is that he is a retired fireman from Teaneck. It is also my understanding that Mr. Brennan graduated from law school, passed the bar exam after numerous attempts, but is not admitted to the Bar because he failed the character test. After this fiasco, I’m not surprised. What is interesting about this matter is the connection between Michael Soriano and Bill Brennan . Many have advised that Mr. Soriano is working in cahoots with Mr. Brennan and that Mr. Brennan brought these bogus charges to assist Mr. Soriano in his campaign for Mayor. I called upon Mr. Soriano to clear this matter up by denouncing Mr. Brennan and his actions. Predictably, Mr. Soriano has refused to do so, which only strengthens the view that Soriano and Brennan are working together.