Friday, October 06, 2006

The Wayne Bryant Show

Another day, another revelation about NJ State Senator Wayne Bryant (D-Camden).
Rutgers University, which employed Sen. Wayne Bryant (D-Camden) as a $35,000-a-year adjunct professor through June, was subpoenaed this morning by federal prosecutors, who are examining the host of public paychecks Bryant collected while he helped dole out millions of dollars of state funds as chairman of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Rutgers President Richard McCormick also today agreed to launch an internal audit of the circumstances surrounding Bryant's hiring at Rutgers-Camden three years ago.

"This audit process was requested by Rutgers-Camden Provost Roger Dennis as part of the university's ongoing program of oversight," Mike Sepanic, Rutgers-Camden spokesman said in a statement this morning. "Rutgers' internal auditors report directly to the Board of Governors and function independent of the administration."

Today's subpoena is the latest in a flurry of state and federal subpoenas filed regarding the senator's public and private work. Over the past two weeks, the Camden Redevelopment Agency, the City of Camden and the Gloucester County Board of Social Services have been served state and federal subpoenas seeking payroll records, time sheets and billing records from Bryant's law firm, Zeller & Bryant.
This is on the heels of the investigation into his no-show job at UMDNJ.

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