More problems for Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission

(AP) - State Police have taken over security at NewJersey's largest sewerage authority after a small hole was founddrilled into the executive director's office.Officials say

NEWARK - (AP) - State Police have taken over security at NewJersey's largest sewerage authority after a small hole was founddrilled into the executive director's office.

Officials say the hole would allow anyone to eavesdrop onPassaic Valley Sewerage Commission director Wayne Forrest from astoreroom below.

The embattled agency's chief financial officer Kenneth Pengitoreabruptly resigned on Wednesday and Forrest fired five otheremployees, including the wife and brother of a former commissioner.Six more employees were terminated on Thursday.

Forrest told The Star-Ledger of Newark the actions werenecessary to restore public trust and accountability.

The actions followed the arrests Tuesday of three top-levelexecutives on official misconduct charges.

Forrest also announced that Thomas Flanagan, a fraudinvestigator for the state Attorney General's Office, has beennamed acting administrative and ethics officer for the PVSC.

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