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Posted On November 28, 2011
 

To his three undersheriffs, Sussex County Sheriff Michael Strada resembles Santa Claus.  After taking office in January, the newly-elected sheriff hired the retired officers into positions where they can double-dip, collectively pocketing $230,000 a year in pension pay plus near six-figure salaries.

Sheriff Strada

Undersheriff Kenneth Kuzicki rakes in $185,000 a year - his $96,000 salary plus a $89,000 pension.  Kuzicki, 57, retired from Vernon Township in October 2010.  In April 2011, he was hired by Strada.

Undersheriff Keith A. Armstrong, 54, draws $173,000 a year – a salary of $97,000plus a $76,000 pension.  He retired from Hardyston Twp. in January 2007, then .  Strada hired him in January 2011. 

Undersheriff George R. DeOld, 62, collects $163,000 a year – $97,000 in salaryand a $66,000 pension.  He retired from Paterson City in February 1998.   He was hired by Strada in January 2011.

New Jersey Watchdog’s investigation found 44 top county cops – 16 sheriffs and 28 undersheriffs from 20 counties – who are collecting $3.25 million a year in pensions, plus their county salaries.  For full details, clickhere and here.

- Mark Lagerkvist

reprinted with permission of http://newjersey.watchdog.org/

 

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