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6 Commissioners Step Down From NJ Sewage Authority

Gov. Chris Christie (Credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Chris Christie (Credit: Tim Larsen / Governor’s Office)

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) – Six members of a northern New Jersey sewer commission pressured by Gov. Chris Christie to resign have done so.

The Record reports that the final two targeted members of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission submitted their resignations on Thursday.

That was the deadline Christie set for them to step down. Earlier this week, he suspended them and threatened to file ethics charges against them if they stayed on.

Until board members are replaced, only one remains. Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak says there’s no evidence that Kenneth Lucianin of Passaic did anything unethical.

The governor says the others hired relatives and used the commission’s money to dole out contracts to politically connected firms.

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