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RandySF

(62,588 posts)
Wed Dec 25, 2013, 10:48 PM Dec 2013

Americablog in 2011:Numerous Chris Christie corruption scandals would re-emerge if he ran for POTUS

One of the most persistent stories that dogged Christie in his 2009 campaign was his unusual financial relationship with a top aide at his federal prosecutor office, Michele Brown. Christie lent Brown some $46,000, which he says was to help a family friend through a rough patch.
But critics argued that the move was an improper conflict of interest heading into a gubernatorial campaign since Brown was in a position to help Christie in a variety of ways. Her job included handling FOIA requests, including those from Governor Corzine’s campaign, for example.

And in one instance, she argued to colleagues in favor of wrapping up a major corruption probe before July 1, when Christie’s successor took over the US Attorney position, a move that ensured credit for the case would clearly flow to Christie. Brown resigned shortly after news of the loan broke and, according to the New York Times, she paid off Christie’s loan in October 2010.

It wasn’t the only allegation of conflict of interest that Christie fought off. The then-US Attorney testified before Congress on a series of no-bid monitoring contracts worth millions that he awarded to various law firms. One contract, worth up to $52 million, went to former Attorney General John Ashcroft, Christie’s old mentor. Another former US Attorney chosen for a monitoring contract, David Kelley, had previously investigated Christie’s brother in a stock fraud case in 2005 — he was not indicted while fifteen others were.


http://americablog.com/2011/10/numerous-chris-christie-corruption-scandals-would-re-emerge-if-he-ran-for-president-in-2012.html

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Americablog in 2011:Numerous Chris Christie corruption scandals would re-emerge if he ran for POTUS (Original Post) RandySF Dec 2013 OP
I lived in Joisey for 10 years and played politics for 5 of them... TreasonousBastard Dec 2013 #1

TreasonousBastard

(43,049 posts)
1. I lived in Joisey for 10 years and played politics for 5 of them...
Wed Dec 25, 2013, 11:02 PM
Dec 2013

and I'm pretty sure this is just the tip of the iceberg with this guy.

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