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Former NJ DOT Commissioner Jamie Fox Charged in Samson’s United Airlines Bribery Scheme

Jamie FoxFormer 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: | Filed under: Bridgegate, David Samson, New Jersey, News, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Former NJ DOT Commissioner Jamie Fox Charged in Samson’s United Airlines Bribery Scheme

N.J. lawmakers vote to allow medical marijuana for PTSD

assetContentTRENTON — Responding to pleas from veterans, the state Assembly Thursday passed a bill that would add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of illnesses that would qualify a person for New Jersey’s medical marijuana program. The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee also approved the same legislation, sending it on to the full… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on N.J. lawmakers vote to allow medical marijuana for PTSD

No rail strike: NJ Transit and unions reach settlement

assetContent (75)NEWARK — NJ Transit officials and members of its rail unions have reached a tentative agreement on their long-simmering contract dispute, averting a strike that threatened to paralyze the region. No immediate details on the settlement were announced, or when union members might vote on the proposed accord, but for now commuters can breathe a sigh… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News, NJ Transit | Tags: , , | Comments Off on No rail strike: NJ Transit and unions reach settlement

Why the great gas decline of the past year is nearing an end

assetContent (64)The decline in gas prices has slowed as prices dropped just two cents in the past week, and some gas stations with the cheapest prices could actually see prices start to increase. If there… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Why the great gas decline of the past year is nearing an end