From the Times Ledger:
Even as City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) testified before a federal grand jury Monday about his claims that city Sanitation Department workers in northeast Queens engaged in a deliberate work slowdown in the aftermath of the Dec. 26 blizzard, he was still fighting the financial battles of his 2009 campaign.
The freshman legislator has not paid tens of thousands of dollars in debts owed for services rendered by at least three vendors — including two campaign consulting firms — during the hard-fought race, which ended 15 months ago, the two firms said Monday.
As of Tuesday, Halloran owed The Traz Group, of Marlton, N.J., more than $50,000, according to Ed Traz, the company’s president. Halloran owes Advantage Inc., of Arlington, Va., $10,688.45, according to the company’s vice president, Aris McMahon. Both consulting firms are preparing to sue Halloran, Traz said, though several other vendors said his campaign had settled debts with them in full.