Union County MusicFest Under Investigation

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UNION COUNTY – Union County MusicFest, a three-day event last September headlined by the band Train, is reportedly the subject of investigation by the county prosecutor’s office.

Tina Renna, founder of the Union County Watchdog Association, alleges that money collected for parking and beer sales went missing. She has publicly called for an investigation since late last year.

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“I’ve stood at the podium at a half dozen freeholder meetings now and asked where the estimated $250,000 cash collected for parking at the 2010 Musicfest has gone missing to. It isn’t accounted for in any OPRA requests,” Renna wrote in March at the CountyWatchers.com website. “A county press release stated there were 80,000 attendees this year, where did they park? I parked my car and saw there were no controls or receipts for the cash. Harder to quantify is how much beer was sold and where that cash is. My repeated public calls for an explanation have gone unanswered, despite the First Assistant Prosecutor’s presence at these meetings.”

A spokesman has said that the county is cooperating with the investigation.


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