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Matthews Faces Perjury Charge

james_matthewsMontgomery County Commissioner Jim Matthews (pictured here) is charged with perjury. He is accused of lying to a grand jury about the relationship between his family’s mortgage company and a title firm, known as Certified Abstract.  The grand jury report said he made misrepresentations on his Statement of Financial Interest, a form that all elected officials are required by law to complete, and he lied about it frequently while under oath, acting as if he were above the law.  It said the firm was under contract with the county to do title work, but the grand jury did not find sufficient evidence of an improper relationship.  

It found that the Farmland and Open Space Preservation Programs were carelessly run, with no written guidance, and county contracting policies allow favoritism, but those matters did not rise to the level of criminality.  It also looked at breakfast meetings with Matthews, Vice Chairman Joe Hoeffel and others, but without Commissioner Bruce Castor, and said they appeared to be improper but there was insufficient evidence to find any violation of the law.  Matthews is a 62-year-old Lower Gwynedd resident who says he absolutely did not lie to the grand jury.  He has resigned as chairman, but remains on the board.

Montgomery County Commissioners-Elect Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards have issued a statement responding to the grand jury report on Matthews.  It says they will give due consideration to its findings and recommendations, and it is clear to them that county government must become more transparent and more responsible.  They say Montgomery County deserves the best government in Pennsylvania, and they will work every day to make it so.  Shapiro and Richards are the first Democrats to win the majority seats on the county board of commissioners since about the time of the Civil War.
WNPV AM 1440 Saturday morning was a beautiful time for WNPV's Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway at Cardinal Camera in Quakertown! We gave away over $4,000 in prizes including three Grand Prizes of family 4-packs of tickets to Knoebel's Amusement Park in Elysburg. Saturday's Grand Prize winners were: Philip Schanz of Lansdale, Elaine Waters of Horsham, and Gloria Woodland of Lansdale. Maybe you'll win the Grand Prize at our next one!
WNPV AM 1440 Did you miss this week's "Regarding Your Money" show with George Toth? If so, you MUST tune in to "Chestnut Investment Attitudes" on Saturday at 9:10 AM! George has a very special guest, Michael Morsch, and they discuss the music of the 1970s! A very different show than usual ... so be sure to check it out at 1440 AM!
WNPV AM 1440 Make your plans today to attend WNPV's next Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 11 AM, at Cardinal Camera, on northbound Route 309 at the Route 313/663 intersection, in Quakertown! We are giving away almost $4,000 in prizes including Grand Prizes of family 4-packs of tickets to Knoebel's Amusement Park! We're getting down to the end of our run so take advantage of this opportunity to win your share! Plus, you'll get to meet Barry Papiernik, host of "The BuxMont Business Journal" heard Mondays on WNPV-1440 AM.
WNPV AM 1440 Did you win tickets to see ZZ Top at Musikfest in Bethlehem at one of WNPV's Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaways? If so, you must call me ASAP. ZZ Top has cancelled their concert and Musikfest is making other tickets available as replacements but I must make the arrangements immediately before the other concerts are sold out. Call me (Linda) at 215-855-8211 and give me the seat numbers of your tickets. We will talk about the available options when you call.
WNPV AM 1440 Tomorrow is the third Saturday of July and that means that you should tune to 1440 AM at 11 AM for Mike Bruckner and "Premium Coverage!" This week he has a special guest ... Lawrence Merkel who was a Lt. Colonel with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
WNPV AM 1440 Be sure to tune in to 1440 AM tomorrow (Saturday) at 8 AM for "Real Simple Retirement," a new program featuring Mark Kemp and Todd Little of Kemp-Harvest Financial in Harleysville.

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