- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

NORTH HALEDON, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey mayor has been fined $100 for borrowing a generator from his town in the days after Superstorm Sandy to power his ice cream shop.

The Record reports (http://bit.ly/1zTmvrD) that North Haledon Mayor Randy George was fined last week by the borough’s ethics board. The board voted that George violated state and local ethics laws.

George says he will appeal the decision. He says that he didn’t use his official position to secure unwanted privileges and that he was offered use of the generator and didn’t ask for it.

John Bleeker, a former friend of the mayor and now his fiercest critic, had previously attempted to file criminal charges against George. The Bloomingdale municipal court dismissed the case.

George won re-election in November.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com

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