Roger Chugh Seeks To Pursue Other Opportunities

 

 

 

 


YET ANOTHER McGREEVEY APPOINTEE FILLS A HIGH-SALARY JOB WITH AN IMAGINARY JOB TITLE AND NO JOB DUTIES
Press Release
March 28,2002

Just two days after Governor McGreevey unveiled a budget including no additional state aid for school districts and a massive increase in New Jersey’s Corporate Business Tax, Assembly Republican leaders were shocked to learn from the Star Ledger that yet another political supporter of the Governor is receiving a hefty salary for a job with no defined duties.

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Additionally, according to the Star Ledger, when asked what Chugh’s job responsibilities are, a Department of State spokesman said, ‘There are no set responsibilities.’ McGreevey had already given the Assistant Secretary of State title and its $90,000 salary to another campaign supporter Lizette Delgado. So apparently he created this new job title to take care of another supporter, Mr. Chugh.

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Santiago, Cipel and Chugh stress McGreevey's first ten weeks
By Wally Edge
Tuesday, April 2, 2002

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While much of the political community has enjoyed a good laugh over Chugh’s website (sources say that McGreevey even poked fun of it during conversations with his staff), there is a serious side to Chugh’s problems that is potentially damaging to the new administration. It appears that the boastful Chugh has overstated his job description, both on his website and to the Asian Indian press, who claim they received a different news release than the one sent to Statehouse reporters.

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Chugh claimed that he was the Assistant Secretary of State, but that job went to LIZETTE DELGADO, a top Democratic operative and rising political star who is taken seriously by Democratic leaders. He maintained that he had a staff of 2,000 and a budget of $2 billion. Instead, Chugh is classified as an Assistant Commissioner with vague responsibilities and an $84,000-a-year salary.

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He's doing a bad job filling Jersey posts
Editorial
April 8, 2002

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Roger Chugh, another former campaign aide like Cipel, was named to a top State Department post with no specific job description, at a salary of $85,000. Chugh became the source of embarrassment after reports circulated about his personal Web site, on which there appeared false information about his job with the state. Republicans also circulated clippings from Indian newspapers with similarly false claims about Chugh. The site was taken down, and is now under construction.

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MCGREEVEY HIRES CAMPAIGN STAFFERS FOR STATE POSITIONS
By Sandy McClure
May 6, 2002

TRENTON -- After pledging to change the way Trenton does business, Gov. McGreevey has packed his Statehouse staff with highly paid former campaign workers who have no detailed job descriptions.

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Roger Chugh, hired at $85,000 a year for the third-highest post in the Department of State after serving as a campaign connection to the Indian community, raised eyebrows with a personal Web site that listed his height, weight, and eye color as well as saying he "loves life," Broadway shows, candle-lit dinners and Neil Diamond.

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