Tag: Port Authority

Key Christie ally slated to lead the Port Authority

Chris Christie’s influence in regional government will continue after he leaves office in January. Today, the New Jersey governor and Andrew Cuomo of New York announced their agreement to appoint former LD40 GOP state Senator Kevin O’Toole as Chairman of the Read More

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 Files Nominations, Taps O’Toole for Port Authority

State Senator Kevin O’Toole (R-40) already wasn’t seeking reelection, Save Jerseyans, setting off a fierce primary contest for his seat. Now he’s (likely) heading to the Port Authority after Chris Christie, his close political ally, nominated him to join the 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