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Northport administrator arrested, resigns, officials said

The village administrator for Northport was arrested Tuesday following an investigation by the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Northport Village police, according to village officials. Timothy Brojer, of Kings Park, faces charges of third-degree grand larceny, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and public corruption. (Credit: James Carbone)

The village administrator for Northport has been arrested on charges that he stole from the village a sliding-glass door, windows and Sheetrock for personal use, according to the Suffolk County district attorney's office.

Timothy Brojer, 44, of Kings Park, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of third-degree grand larceny, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and public corruption, according to the district attorney's office.

Neither Brojer nor his lawyer Robert Abiuso of Uniondale responded immediately to calls for comment.

Brojer was arraigned at Suffolk County District Court in Central Islip Wednesday. He pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognizance, according to the district attorney's office. 
Brojer also resigned from his position as village administrator Tuesday, Northport Village Clerk Donna Koch said. He had served as village administrator for five years, she said.
"At this time we cannot make any further comments until the full investigation is completed by law enforcement," Koch said.

A call for comment to Mayor Damon McMullen was not immediately returned.

According to the criminal complaint, Brojer stole village property, including the glass door, windows and Sheetrock for personal use between April and July.

Before he was hired as the Northport Village administrator, Brojer was the full-time administrator and part-time code enforcement officer for the former Village of Mastic Beach. He was fired from the administrator position in 2014 and also fired from the code enforcement job in 2015 for what village officials at the time said was "misconduct and miscommunication." In 2016, after a nearly two-year audit, Mastic Beach officials alleged that while working for the village, Brojer impersonated a police officer and illegally used law enforcement databases to perform background checks.

A federal lawsuit filed against the village and Brojer also alleged that Brojer and other village officials evicted several black tenants who received housing subsidies, citing minor housing code violations without providing legal notice or an opportunity to be heard before eviction. The Village of Mastic Beach in 2017 agreed to pay six residents and two landlords a total of $387,500 to settle the lawsuit.

He is due back in court Oct. 9.

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