PARSIPPANY, NJ — The Parsippany council passed a resolution 3-0 demanding the reimbursement of the $162,800 in legal fees the township paid in defending itself in the James Carifi whistleblower lawsuit.

The retired captain's brother, Councilman Paul Carifi Jr., and Council Vice President abstained from voting.

The month long trial concluded last Monday, October 16th where the six member jury deliberated for 2.5 hours before issuing a verdict. 

The resolution specifies a demand for reimbursement of  $153,600 to defend the township and another $9,200 to defend the mayor in related litigation.