ELEC Slaps Former Paterson Councilman with a Complaint

Former Councilman Akhtaruzzaman

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) today filed a complaint against former Paterson Councilman Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman concerning alleged delinquent ELEC reports.

ELEC says Akhtaruzzaman will have the opportunity for a hearing pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act to determine whether he failed to comply with the New Jersey Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act, N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 et seq. (Campaign Act) and N.J.A.C. 19:25-1, and whether penalties provided by the Campaign Act should be imposed.

The Commission by way of Complaint in part alleges:

1. Respondent sought election to Municipal Office, City of Paterson, Passaic County, in the 2020
general election held on November 3, 2020 (election).

2. As of the date of this Complaint, Respondent has not filed a certified Report of Contributions
and Expenditures (Form R-1) as a 29-day preelection report (29-day report), or a Candidate – Sworn Statement (Form A-1) or a Joint Candidates Committee – Sworn Statement (Form A-2) for the election.

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