Bill Barnoni, 47, a former NJ State Senator and the former Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of NY/NJ was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison today for his role in the September, 2013 George Washington Bridge lane closure known as Bridgegate, Assistant US Attorney Attorney for the United States Mark Coyne announced.
U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton imposed the sentence in Newark federal court.
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Posted: February 26th, 2019 | Author: admin | Filed under: Bridgegate, New Jersey, News | Tags: Bill Barnoni, Bridgegate, Bridget Ann Kelly, Chris Christie, George Washington Bridge, New Jersey, Port Authority of NY/NJ | Comments Off on Baroni gets 18 months for Bridgegate conviction
UPDATE: Christie tweets that the story is FAKE NEWS
Former Governor Chris Christie was turned away from using the VIP entrance at Newark Airport today, according to a story first reported by WCBS News. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 18th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Port Authority | Tags: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Newark Airport, Port Authority of NY/NJ, TSA | 2 Comments »
NEW YORK — A Monmouth County man who allegedly owes more than $20,000 in EZ-Pass tolls and fees was arrested by Port Authority police Tuesday. Levert Caldwell III of Tinton Falls drove across the Outerbridge Crossing, but didn’t stop to pay the toll, according to a news release. A Port Authority police officer pulled over Caldwell… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 1st, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Port Authority | Tags: EZ-Pass, Levert Caldwell, Levert Caldwell III, Monmouth County News, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Port Authority Police, Tinton Falls, Tolls | Comments Off on Tinton Falls man accused of dodging more than $20K in tolls, fees
Former New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox was charged by federal officials for his role in the bribery scheme that former Port Authority Chairman David Samson pleaded guilty to today, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.
Additionally, United Airlines has agreed to a pay a $2.5 million penalty and to make compliance reforms for its role in the scheme in which it established a non-stop route between Newark-Liberty Airport and Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina for Samson to fly to his vacation home in Aiken, SC. In exchange Samson allowed the Port Authority Commission to approve a lease of three acres at the airport for United to build a maintenance hanger.
Fox, in his role as a $7,500 per month consultant to United, is accused of shaking down United employees, on Samson’s behalf, to get the route to South Carolina established.
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Posted: July 14th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, David Samson, New Jersey, News, Port Authority | Tags: Chris Christie, David Samson, Jamie Fox, New Jersey News, Port Authority of NY/NJ, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman | Comments Off on Former NJ DOT Commissioner Jamie Fox Charged in Samson’s United Airlines Bribery Scheme
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, non-stop flight to a South Carolina summer home. Samson, 76, a well-connected lawyer and one-time New… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 14th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, David Samson, New Jersey, Port Authority | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Samson, New Jersey, Port Authority of NY/NJ, United Airlines | Comments Off on David Samson, close confidant of Christie, pleads guilty in airline shakedown
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 about 50 miles from Mr. Samson’s vacation home, according to a report by Ken Kurson for The Observer.
The route, which is alleged to have often been empty and money losing, was established while Samson was Chairman of the Port Authority and discontinued within days of Samson’s resignation in the wake of the Bridgegate scandal. The September 2013 George Washington Bridge closure at the center of the Bridgegate matter occurred while Samson was Chairman. As Chairman of the Port Authority, Samson oversaw United’s relationship with the authority’s airports.
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Posted: July 6th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, David Samson, News | Tags: Bridgegate, David Samson, news, Port Authority of NY/NJ | 4 Comments »
In what Chairman John Degnan called the most significant step for transportation infrastructure in the modern era, Port Authority commissioners green-lit $16 billion in projects Thursday. The center piece was what Vice Chairman Scott Rechler called a “horse trading” compromise between New York and New Jersey commissioners to approve the LaGuardia airport improvements in exchange for… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 26th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Port Authority | Tags: Port Authority of NY/NJ | Comments Off on The Port Authority’s $16B spending spree includes these 6 projects
NEWARK–More than 4,000 longshoremen unexpectedly walked off the job this morning, shutting down the port terminals both in New Jersey and New York, causing truck traffic to immediately start backing up throughout Port Newark and Port Elizabeth. Port officials were taken by surprise by the labor action, and were unsure what precipitated it. “We do know… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 29th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: longshoremen, New Jersey, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Wildcat Strike | 1 Comment »
NEW YORK — Desperate to draw visitors to Atlantic City, New Jersey officials gave United Airlines more than $100,000 in incentives to fly to the seaside resort for at least a year. Then, when United abruptly canceled the money-losing routes eight months later, the officials appointed by Gov. Chris Christie decided not to enforce a contract… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 29th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Atlantic City, NJ DOT, Port Authority | Tags: Atlantic City, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Samson, Jamie Fox, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox, United Airlines | 2 Comments »