By Josh Resnek
Councilor Mike Marchese (right) and Eric Demas, the city’s Chief Financial officer went back and forth for about 15 minutes as Marchese tried to find out how a $2,500 a year payment to Mayor Carlo DeMaria could have risen to $40,000 without anyone in a position of responsibility asking questions about it.
“How does $2,500 a year rise to $40,000 a year,” Marchese asked Demas.
“How is it that the mayor got this money out of the budget without the line item including his name on it,” Marchese asked.
Demas, who designs the budget and who is liable for its final configuration answered with an array of double-talk vignettes designed to throw off Marchese.
“Come on tell me. How does this happen? Who did this? Who is responsible? I’d like to know,” Marchese asked the poker faced Demas.
The humorless Demas responded that he isn’t a lawyer and is not qualified to give such an answer.Continue reading “Marchese Spars With Clueless Demas Playing Dumb Protecting The Guilty”