BUSTED: Another former Christie official (and gas tax hike proponent) charged by feds

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

jamie foxFormer New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox, leading advocate of the gas tax hike push before resigning in disgrace, is reportedly being charged by federal officials for his alleged role a Port Authority Chairman bribery scheme, Save Jerseyans.

Fox is charged with conspiracy to commit bribery; he stands accused of using to arrange the infamous Chairman’s Flight, a scam which led former Port Authority Chairman David Samson plead guilty to one charge of bribery for accepting a regular non-stop flight from Newark to his South Carolina summer home.

Fox faces up to five years in prison and a fine up to $250,000 if convicted.

The criminal action was announced Thursday by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.

In 2014, Fox replaced then-New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson; he’s a former McGreevey Department of Transportation Commissioner and partisan Democrat whose resume includes high levels positions with Robert “The Torch” Torricelli and the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee. Fox resigned in October 2015.

The alleged texts between Samson and Fox are damning… here’s one from September 2011…

fox samson text

Back in 2007, before returning to NJDOT in 2014, Fox left a Port Authority position to consult for private clients including United Airlines.

There have never been any direction connections drawn between Governor Christie and the Chairman’s Flight controversy, but as the Bridgegate defendants head to trial, today’s news is yet another black eye for a beleagured Christie Administration at a time when Chris Christie is scheduled to play a starring role at the