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"NJ Gov. Chris Christie agreed to appear in Bergen County court next month after receiving a criminal summons for his alleged role in the George Washington Bridge lane closures. A document filed in the state court case shows Christie's lawyer agreed that the Gov. will make his first appearance in the case, alleging official misconduct, at 1 pm on Nov. 23 -- the day before Thanksgiving. The criminal matter, requested by ex-Teaneck firefighter William Brennan, was OK'd to proceed last week by a Hackensack judge. Brennan got the Ok after he filed a so-called citizen's complaint arguing that Christie should be criminally prosecuted for his failure to end the closures -- a second-degree misconduct charge punishable by five to 10 years in prison. Brennan based his complaint on testimony from David Wildstein, the star witness in a Newark federal court case involving two of Christie's former aides, who testified that Christie learned about the lane closures while", nypost.com
"New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s job approval rating has dropped to a remarkably low level — even beneath that of his scandal-plagued predecessor Jon Corzine. Only 21 percent of registered voters said Christie is doing a good job in Trenton, while a whopping 72 percent said they disapprove of his performance, according to the Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll. Even a majority of Republicans, 52 percent, said the governor is performing poorly. Poll results were released just days after Christie signed into law a 23-cent-per-gallon increase in the gas tax and as the Bridgegate trial has dominated the news. It’s the lowest approval rating and highest disapproval mark Christie has ever scored in this poll. Christie is in his second term, after running Corzine out office in November 2009. Corzine’s lowest polling point came in June 2009 when only 36 percent of Jersey resident approved of his performance, said Krista Jenkins, professor", nypost.com
"New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office said the governor had no involvement in or knowledge of a 2011 settlement that reduced a tax bill owed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's casinos in the state from close to $30 million the state had been seeking to $5 million.", www.washingtontimes.com
"The sketchy relationship between the New Jersey governor and the Republican presidential nominee took on a new chapter after a New York Times report showed that Trump’s $30 million casino tax debt, something New Jersey officials fought endlessly to collect, was suddenly reduced by a massive amount after Christie took office in 2010. - 2016/08/18", www.truthdig.com
"Governor Christie is facing fresh criticism of his relationship with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after The New York Times reported that his administration settled for pennies on the dollar in back taxes at the developer’s Atlantic City casinos.", www.northjersey.com
"New Jersey has one of the largest and most ruthless student loan programs in the country, described by one bankruptcy lawyer as “state-sanctioned loan-sharking.” The state is less strict about collecting on debts, however, when it comes to bankrupt casinos owned by celebrity real estate developers.", gawker.com
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