Corzine Admits He Gave Additional Gifts To State Employee Union President
Gov. Jon Corzine has acknowledged for the first time that, while a candidate for governor in 2005, he gave state workers union leader Carla Katz, his former girlfriend, substantial gifts beyond what he previously disclosed.Blue Jersey blogger, Jay Lassite, dismisses this news with:
Corzine previously said that he forgave a $470,000 mortgage on Katz's home in Hunterdon County, but he had not spoken publicly of other gifts.
In an Aug. 8, 2005, interview, he said he wrote off the loan because Katz couldn't afford to repay it. He was adamant that his financial relationship with Katz had ended: "We have no additional gifts still outstanding."
While I have never had a girlfriend myself, I kinda thought the whole point was to do nice stuff for one another?Typically “the nice stuff for one another" comes during the relationship, not after. During his relationship with Katz, Corzine loaned her $470,000. After they broke up he forgave the loan, “pre-funded” other substantial gifts and paid her taxes on the gifts. Isn’t that a bit odd? And why is Corzine admitting all this to the Star-Ledger now?
Speaking of odd, wouldn’t you think Katz would support union products and services? Well, not apparently when the Katz kids are involved. According to the same Ledger article, Katz and her ex-husband Larry McKim, a NJ public school teacher, send their children to a private school - in Pennsylvania.