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May 1, 2015

Former Deputy Executive Director of Port Authority and Former Deputy Chief of Staff in New Jersey Governor’s Office Indicted

NEWARK, NJ—A former top official of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a former member of Gov. Christopher J. Christie’s senior staff have been charged with a scheme to misuse Port Authority resources to facilitate and conceal the causing of traffic problems in Fort Lee, New Jersey, to punish the borough’s mayor for not endorsing the Governor’s re-election.

The charges were announced today by U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, along with Inspector General Michael Nestor of the Port Authority, Office of Inspector General, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard M. Frankel, Newark Division.

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