Abeigon to Cerf: ‘You’re wrong!”
Newark schools boss John M. Abeigon HD swung back at the city’s superintendent, laughing off Christopher Cerf‘s claim that the union created a fake fund drive to raise cash.
“There’s nothing fictitious about the GoFundMe account,” Abeigon declared.
The tiff broke on:
Cerf, in a searing three-page letter to the union chief, accused Abeigon of creating a GoFundMe website under a “fictitious” foundation called ERC Foundation designed to raise $100,000.
Excerpt from Cerf letter blasting Abeigon. (njleftbehind.blogspot.com)
Supt. Christopher Cerf says Abeigon’s money-raising campaign a fraud. (nj.com photo)
“When asked by the press,” Cerf charged, “you did not answer questions.”
Cerf was referring to a previous interview that Abeigon gave this blog’s editor, during which the union leader defended the fund-raising campaign. Abeigon at the time denied it was a fictitious foundation.
The website eventually went dark, with Abeigon saying at the time that it had been up temporarily only for testing purposes.
He stood by that assertion in the latest interview with us, saying, “We are working with our accountants to make certain that it complies with state and federal laws for accepting contributions.”