Back when he held the office of U.S. attorney for New Jersey, Christie engaged in all sorts of imaginative schemes to turn what looked like mere ethical infractions into federal crimes. Now he has to hope the current U.S. Attorney, Paul Fishman, has a much narrower reading of federal law.
Chris Christie And Bridgegate: Prosecute Not, Lest You Be Prosecuted; Mulshine
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February 3, 2014


Last week, The Bergen Record reported on certain sharp business dealings of Gov. Chris Christie’s brother. It seems Todd Christie was involved in buying some property in Harrison near the PATH line. After a $256 million expansion of the station was approved, he and his partners flipped the land for a big profit.

This sounds more like a savvy business decision than a crime. But when the article ran on, among the first comments was this: "It sounds VERY similar to the Sharpe James prosecution and conviction. Correct me if I’m wrong but wasn’t Christie the U.S. Attorney?"

Indeed it does ...

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