United Airline CEO Steps Down as Port Authority Probe Continues
Did airline set up special flight for former PA chair David Samson, longtime Christie confidante, in return for reduced fees at airport?
- Credit: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
According to United’s new nonexecutive chair of the board Henry Meyer, “Jeff's departure is in connection with the company’s previously disclosed internal investigation associated with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.” The announcement was made during an investor call.
Samson is a longtime mentor and confidante of Gov. Chris Christie, who is currently seeking the Republican presidential nomination. The Port Authority chair resigned in the wake of the Bridgegate investigation. (P
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