After getting arrested for drunk driving in March, Jersey City Ward B Councilman Khemraj “Chico” Ramchal has been charged with stealing county time as the result of an alleged “no show” county job, according toÂ The Jersey Journal.Â
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Ramchal appeared in Central Judicial Processing court today on charges that he wasn’t showing up to work, yet was still getting paid as an enforcement officer for the Hudson County Improvement Authority, the Journal reported.
The criminal complaint says he knowingly obtained “the property of the County of Hudson, specifically through paychecks in the excess of $500, by deception,” the report also says.
Ramchal was fired from the job back in June and when addressing the drunk driving charge, has previously stated that he was no plans of relinquishing his council seat.
He was not present at last evening’s council meeting where the board voted to absorb the Jersey City Incinerator Authority into the city’s Department of Public Works.