Report: Cops patrolled home of Geno's owner

August 27, 2010 9:48:04 AM PDT
Police from a nearby New Jersey town patrolled the home of a Philadelphia cheesesteak mogul who once told customers to order in English.

Medford officials in July told the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill police never patrolled Vento's house. However, the newspaper obtained police e-mails written months earlier explaining how to patrol Vento's Shamong home.

Medford officials and Joey Vento's lawyer say the patrols had nothing to do with Vento's donation of a 2010 Harley-Davidson motorcycle to Medford police about seven months ago.

They also say the patrols weren't extraordinary because the owner of Geno's Steaks pays taxes on approximately six acres in Medford.

But Vento pays Shamong taxes on his house and about eight acres of land. State Police patrol Shamong.

The state Attorney General's Office decided not to conduct a criminal investigation after receiving a complaint.

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Information from: Courier-Post


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