The chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Thursday that the agency is cooperating with authorities investigating whether his predecessor received preferential treatment from United Airlines.
Newly released records show four commissioners at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey were allowed to bypass regular security lines and received other perks when they flew out of airports run by the agency.
David Samson asserts that the New Jersey State Ethics Commission has no jurisdiction over his former role at the Port Authority because it’s a bistate agency.
The logs do not detail what was discussed between then-Port Authority Chairman David Samson and others.
Christie announced Tuesday that he’s recommended John Degnan to replace David Samson, who resigned last month from the job.
A Port Authority spokesman has confirmed that Anthony Sartor submitted his resignation Monday. That comes less than three weeks after the resignation of board Chairman David Samson.
Samson, who has been at the center of several controversies in recent months over potential conflicts of interest involving his powerful law firm, recused himself from a vote.
A series of votes taken by David Samson as a Port Authority commissioner have raised ethical questions because they appear to benefit clients of his private law firm.
Internal squabbling at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has taken a new turn.
Thursday’s town hall meeting in Monmouth County was the first since a political payback scandal engulfed his administration.
William “Pat” Schuber, a member of the board of commissioners, proposed the idea of a public apology on Wednesday.
An investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal has ramped up. A total of 17 individuals and three organizations were notified Thursday that they’d be issued subpoenas.
Gov. Chris Christie hired a legal team headed by a former federal prosecutor, one day after lawmakers tapped another one to investigate an apparent political payback scandal.
Deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly’s employment was terminated Thursday morning effective immediately, Gov. Chris Christie said.
Work has begun on a project to create a higher deck for the Bayonne Bridge, one that can accommodate the larger ships that will pass through the new locks of the Panama Canal.