Suggested reading: Ethics

Chris Christie PAC Paid for the Governor’s Ticket and Travel to an NBA Finals Game

National Journal

By Nora Kelly

June 11, 2015 Earlier this week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attended Game 3 of the NBA Finals in a section of close-to-courtside seats that were selling for tens of thousands of dollars just before tip-off. But his office wouldn’t explain why Christie attended the Cleveland game or who paid for his ticket and travel.

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Ex-Official Says Chris Christie Broke Grand Jury Law

NY Times


The players at the center of the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal are not finished causing headaches for Gov. Chris Christie.

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Chris Christie Gave Millions More Pension Dollars To Donor’s Firm Than Disclosed, Documents Show

IB Times

By David Sirota @davidsirota
Andrew Perez @AndrewPerezDC on April 22 2015 2:49 PM EDT

New Jersey rules require Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to cancel investment contracts with firms whose officials raise or donate money to the governor’s political campaigns. But his administration has paid more than $16 million in pension fees to the financial firm that was led by Christie’s chief fundraiser and top donor, Jon Hanson.

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Christie rarely pays full cost of state helicopter air time during personal, political travel

By Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for
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on March 11, 2015 at 8:30 AM, updated March 11, 2015 at 4:43 PM

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie got all kinds of attention when he visited the Hamptons with his family as a guest of rock star Jon Bon Jovi last August — especially after a video surfaced of him dancing on stage with actor Jamie Foxx during a raucous fundraiser for the Apollo Theater attended by the likes of Barbra Streisand, Jack Nicholson, and Sir Paul McCartney.

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Chris Christie’s Tax Breaks Reward Political Insiders
Posted: 03/17/2015 8:50 am EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Under Republican Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey has authorized more than $2 billion in economic development tax breaks since 2014, often to corporations with notable political connections. One grant went to a developer who owes millions of dollars on an unpaid state loan, an Associated Press review found.

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Chris Christie Officials Sent Pension Money To Subsidiary of Donor’s Foreign Firm

International Business Times

By David Sirota @davidsirota

Matthew Cunningham-Cook @mattcunninghamc

Andrew Perez @AndrewPerezDC on March 16 2015 12:03 PM EDT

Two years ago, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pursued re-election, his administration found itself mulling investment options for the state’s $80 billion pension fund. In one deal in May 2013, officials settled on a subsidiary of U.K.-based foreign financial conglomerate Prudential plc. With little fanfare, state pension overseers quickly endorsed the deal.

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Former watchdogs accuse Christie of interfering with state ethics agency

By Salvador Rizzo | The Star-Ledger

on April 13, 2014 at 7:20 AM, updated April 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM

TRENTON — At first it was only about a bunch of stray cats.

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Chris Christie’s Entire Career Reeks
It’s not just the bridge

By Alec MacGillis @AlecMacGillis February 12,2014

Has there ever been a political reversal of fortune as rapid and as absolute as the one just experienced by Chris Christie? At warp speed, the governor of New Jersey has gone from the most popular politician in the country to the most embattled; from the Republicans’ brightest hope for 2016 to a man with an FBI target on his back. One minute, he was releasing jokey vanity videos starring Alec Baldwin and assorted celebrity pals; the next, he was being ridiculed by his lifelong idol, Bruce Springsteen. Mere weeks ago, Christie was a straight-talking, corruption-busting everyman. Now, he is a liar, a bully, a buffoon.

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Christie never sought advice from ethics panel while Cowboys friend Jerry Jones bid on P.A. contract

By Claude Brodesser-Akner NJ Advance Media for

on January 06, 2015 at 10:05 PM, updated January 07, 2015 at 2:03 PM

TRENTON — During the 15 months the Port Authority mulled awarding a lucrative hospitality contract to
a company part-owned by the Dallas Cowboys, Gov. Chris Christie never solicited input from an advisory
ethics panel specifically created to help governors avoid conflicts of interest, according to a former panel
member and current Port Authority chairman, John Degnan.

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