Federal agents are conducting a criminal investigation of a fired deputy chief of staff to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over her role in deliberate traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge, her attorney said.
New Jersey lost almost 88,000 taxpayers with income of $5.5 billion to other states in 2010, according to a report by RegentAtlantic Capital LLC, a Morristown-based investment adviser, citing Internal Revenue Service data.
U.S. agents probing deliberate traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge called New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s former campaign chief, William Stepien, and interviewed his landlord, according to a lawyer.
A New Jersey lawmaker probing intentional lane closings at the George Washington Bridge said two aides to Governor Chris Christie had no grounds to fight subpoenas and will get a last chance before an investigative panel unleashes “all legal options.”
New Jersey lawmakers investigating intentional traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge authorized 18 new subpoenas in a widening probe into the administration of Governor Chris Christie, a Republican who has been mentioned as a potential presidential contender.
Governor Chris Christie, who says rising pension and debt payments threaten to crowd out spending on services such as public safety, risks a ratings cut as New Jersey debates how to tackle unfunded retirement liabilities.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s re-election campaign asked a state board to allow it to raise money and pay for vendor and legal costs required to respond to subpoenas over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.
The probe of lane closings at the George Washington Bridge widened as Governor Chris Christie’s office and re-election staff were subpoenaed and lawmakers demanded documents from Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Chairman David Samson.