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The City of Linden has received subpoenas related to state criminal corruption investigation of Councilman Peter Brown, according to another councilman who says that some members of the City Council are afraid for their safety.
Councilman John Francis Roman is now calling for Brown’s resignation.
Roman alleges that some councilmembers have “assisted and enabled” Brown and have obstructed the state investigation.
“I became aware that Peter Brown met with at least one high ranking elected official only hours after the City of Linden was served with a multi-faceted subpoena regarding Peter Brown’s actions and the criminal investigation,” Roman said. “It is my hope that any elected official or City employee at this point would refrain from assisting Peter Brown in any further obstruction into any state or current federal investigation.”
According to Roman, Brown has not attended the last two council meetings.
Brown did not seek re-election to his 3rd ward council seat and is expected to be succeeded by Monique Caldwell. Caldwell won 60% of the vote in the June Democratic primary and has no general election opponent.
He says Brown’s resignation would allow local Democrats the chance to let Caldwell join the council early.
“This is what we need in order to move beyond this dark shadow that hangs over the city of Linden,” Roman said.