November 12, 2010
Honorable New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
Dear Governor Christie,
For the last seven years, I have been trying to get the State of New Jersey to formally investigate my allegations of
a cover-up within the New Jersey Supreme and Superior Court systems. I’m also
requesting investigations in how the New Jersey Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics handles Conflicts of Interest, and
how easy, it is for attorneys associated with this same office to use their state-wide influence within NJ court systems.
I’m especially interested in learning how and why, for the past six years, the New Jersey governor’s office
has refused to respond to my past registered
letters on this subject.
At the center of my allegations
is Robert Correale, Esq., a former attorney for Morristown’s law firm of Maynard & Truland and a former official
for New Jersey Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics. Robert Correale was listed on Maynard
& Truland’s own website that he was the Vice-Chairman of the District X Supreme Court committee. The current director
of this Supreme Court state agency admits Correale was a member of the district committee, but denies Correale was vice-chairman.
I still have a copy of Maynard & Truland’s webpage, where it states Correale as the Vice-Chairman of District
I brought allegations
of legal malpractice charges and attorney ethics violations against Correale and his law firm Maynard and Truland, who had
represented me during a court action years ago. I have alleged gross negligence, dubious billing practices
and misstatements to the Court. My evidence included the law firm’s invoices, contract, attorney certifications, letters,
documents and sworn statements. Robert Correale represented his law firm in my legal malpractice grievance
in Sussex County Superior Court. (At the time, Robert was listed on his firm’s website that he was
the Vice-Chairman of the local Supreme Court Attorney Ethics committee.)
the objections of Correale, Sussex County Superior Court Judge Ronald Graves determined that the evidence presented
by me warranted that the civil case be brought to the Superior Court Law Division for pursuit of damages. When I brought
the case to life, the Superior Court’s transcript containing Judge Graves determination was unexplainably missing. My
civil case was later dismissed for lack of merit.
Recently, State Senator Steven Oroho’s staff conducted an investigation and the Sussex County Superior
Court of New Jersey, which lost the transcript, could not provide an explanation as to how a court transcript from within
its own courthouse had disappeared.
When I brought attorney ethics allegations to the director of the Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Ethics,
his senior staff insisted that Correale’s own District X committee carry out the investigation against him and his law
After months of persistent inquiries and my allegations
of a cover-up, the Supreme Court Office’s senior staff finally admitted to a conflict of interest and an investigation
was launched by a different Supreme Court District committee.
Correale and another attorney from the firm were required to present sworn certifications. A third attorney
was allowed a pass. The senior law partner of Maynard and Truland wrote a cover letter to accompany these documents. My
review found extremely misleading and vague statements throughout the documents and its cover letter.
Within two weeks of my
questioning the sworn certifications, Correale resigned his Supreme Court position, fifteen months before his term was set
to expire. However, seven months after resigning Correale and his firm, Maynard and Truland, were cleared of all ethics allegations
by the Office of Attorney Ethics. My questions about the possible perjury in the sworn Supreme Court certifications
and the missing Superior Court transcript have never been addressed despite my having written to Governors Jim McGreevey,
Richard Cody, Jon Corzine and their Attorney Generals.
All attempts by me to bring state and federal charges against Robert Correale,
the firm Maynard & Truland and those in state government, who have protected them, have failed. Now the State of New Jersey
states that the statute of limitations is in play.
Robert Correale, the involved Maynard & Truland attorneys and those New
Jersey officials who have protected them should not get a free pass to stay out of jail.
I have a great deal of evidence
right on the internet for your investigators to review. I’m asking as an honorable PTSD disabled
veteran to please answer this letter in writing.
John “Jack” Cunningham
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