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Did Politics and Inside Connections Punch Ticket for PATH Station Project?

Christie ally voted to approve $256M upgrade near properties linked to private clients, governor's brother

David Samson

Questions about a possible conflict of interests involving a PATH station project and real-estate investments in Harrison have put Port Authority chairman and Christie ally David Samson under the harsh light of the ethics spotlight once again.

Samson voted to approve the $256 million renovation project -- instead of recusing himself from the vote because the transit project could benefit two private clients of his law firm who own properties nearby.

The PATH station project has also come up recently in connection with Gov. Chris Christie's brother, Todd. According to a report in the Record, the governor's sibling began acquiring nearby property shortly before the Port Authority vote to approve it.

Reporter Andrea Bernstein of WNYC, a partner of NJ Spotlight, takes a look at what could be another burgeoning scandal involving people close to New Jersey's embattled governor.

Read the full story and listen to Bernstein's report.

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