Tag: david samson

David Samson avoids jail in United Airlines bribery scandal

NEWARK–Facing two years in prison for the shakedown of United Airlines in a scheme to get a more convenient direct flight to his South Carolina getaway home, former Port Authority chairman David Samson found a soft landing Monday. Following a Read More

Christie (and others) flew on ‘Chairman’s flight’ that sparked scandal

TRENTON — Five months after former Port Authority Chairman David Samson illegally strong-armed United Airlines into adding an infamous route to Columbia, S.C., Gov. Chris Christie and his son flew on the “Chairman’s flight,” NJ Advance Media has learned. Christie, Read More

Sentencing set for David Samson in ‘chairman’s flight’ case

NEWARK, N.J. — A sentencing date has been set for a former mentor to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. David Samson admitted using his position as head of the agency that runs New York’s airports to get personal favors from Read More

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

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Former 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 Read More

David Samson, close confidant of Christie, pleads guilty in airline shakedown

NEWARK–David Samson–the embattled former chairman of the powerful Port Authority of New York and New Jersey–pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon to using his considerable clout to coerce one of the nation’s largest airlines to accommodate his desire for a regularly scheduled, Read More

Report: Samson to plead guilty to federal charges related to “Chairman’s flight”

David Samson Former Port Authority of NY/NJ and former New Jersey Attorney General David Samson will plead guilty to a federal felony related to the United Airlines route from Newark Airport to Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina, which is Read More

Bridgegate Update: “Chairman’s Flight” takes down United CEO

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Here’s the full report from The Washington Post, Save Jerseyans. It’s one of my favorite New Jersey stories of alleged corruption because of the sheer ballsiness of it. The “chairman’s flight” originated Read More