Like The Sopranos Corrupt? –
March 2019 – In a whistleblower lawsuit filed this week, Michel Paulhus said his termination was retaliation for him raising questions about then-Prosecutor Joseph Coronato’s relationship with drug addict-turned recovery coach John Brogan. But Coronato, who is no longer prosecutor, said Saturday that Paulhus was fired after two female subordinates accused him of sexual harassment. “This is a disgruntled former employee,” Coronato said, adding that the allegations in the lawsuit “are totally unfounded and a ruse to hide the fact” that Paulhus had been having an affair with someone he supervised. Brogan, who pleaded guilty in 2010 to theft by deception and later founded Lifeline Recovery Support Services, provides third-party services for the Blue HART (Heroin Addiction Recovery & Treatment) program in Ocean and Monmouth counties. The program allows drug users to turn themselves in and get treatment, sparing them from further criminal charges.