NJ assemblyman may have broken election rules

EDSION - Assemblyman Scott Rumana, the former mayor of Wayne, apparently broke New Jersey election rules by not disclosing that he was chairman of a non-profit company he set up to sell power to Wayne Township. Last week, Kane in Your Corner first investigated the deal with Wayne Energy Corporation, which some say is a conflict of interest. Rumana's financial disclosure forms show that for the past three years, he did not report his affiliation with the company in the section that asks politicians if they are members, directors or trustees of any organization. The Election Law Enforcement Commission says the information should have been disclosed.

Rumana says he did nothing wrong. He says people who accuse him of having a conflict of interest need to understand that Wayne Energy was a shell company set up only to protect taxpayers from liability. He says he was not paid a salary and did not stand to benefit personally.

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