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Christie, bridge prosecutor to speak at same event

Local News | Apr 17, 2014

Christie, bridge prosecutor to speak at same event

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the federal prosecutor investigating political payback allegations involving the Republican’s administration are both set to speak at a prisoner re-entry conference on Thursday.

This is the first public event attended by Christie and U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman since the prosecutor began a criminal investigation into a scheme by the governor’s aides to block traffic near the George Washington Bridge to retaliate against a local mayor.

Christie has denied knowing about the plot in advance or while massive traffic jams were occurring in Fort Lee last September.

The event focuses on providing post-prison services that reduce recidivism.

Christie and Fishman are both featured speakers.

Former Gov. Jim McGreevey organized the conference. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is hosting it.