Of course they let her resign rather than suffer the ignominity of being fired. But at long last Rocio Rivera has forfeited her government job.
A clerk at the Essex County Sheriff’s Office resigned her job this week more than a year after agreeing to forfeit the post as part of a guilty plea to voter fraud.
The employee, Rocio Rivera, “resigned her position with this department on Tuesday,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kevin Lynch confirmed today.
It took 17 months for Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s wheels of justice to catch up to one of his own employees. Because even though she was convicted of voter fraud, it was all in a good cause — re-electing one of Fontoura’s boss’s henchwomen to the NJ State Senate.