TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-Bergen) released the following statement after Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order appointing Derrick Green to his public bank implementation board.
“Today, Governor Murphy appointed Derrick Green to his public bank implementation board. The audacity and carelessness of this administration to include a person who just last year was outed by NorthJersey.com as tied to a significant campaign finance scandal in Bermuda is concerning at best. According to recent reports, numerous resignations occurred after a police investigation into a secret bank account set up by Derrick Green that received approximately $350,000 in secret donations from wealthy American businessmen disappeared after Green and a colleague withdrew almost all of it. On top of this scandal, Green had to forfeit his Maryland based company in 2015 due to lack of good faith after not filing required financial reports. These are strong disqualifications to be on the public bank implementation board. His recent public corruption and fraud allegations should be of great concern. Governor Murphy is once again intentionally ignoring significant issues involving someone within his administration, and doing so conspicuously. It is a disturbing trend.”