Film subject, former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey takes part in a Q&A following the the New York premiere of the HBO documentary Fall to Grace at Time Warner Center Screening Room on March 21, 2013 in New York City.

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McGreevey claims corruption after dismissal from Jersey City non-profit

January 08, 2019 - 10:18 am

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop are in a feud.

McGreevey told 1010 WINS that Fulop fired him from a non-profit for firing Fulop associate Eugene McKnight.

"This was a political operative of Mayor Fulop who was working for us, who was literally extorting our clients for $40 a month as a means of having them keep their job at DPW. I found out about this, I fired the man," he said.

McGreevey said the FBI is investigating.

On Monday night, the board of the Jersey City Employment and Training Program met and voted to terminate McGreevey's contract with the organization he was hired to run nearly 6-years-ago.

McGreevey said no one gave him the courtesy of a detailed reason for why he was being dismissed.

Mayor Fulop has publicly accused McGreevey of misappropriating funds, a charge McGreevey has denied and demanded Fulop retract.

1010 WINS has reached out to the mayor's office for a response.