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Thursday, August 20, 2009

NJ gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie is on the hot seat for his financial relationship with a federal prosecutor and for failing to disclose it. Plus, ethics probes are supposed to be confidential but someone leaked –what does it really mean for the state’s U.S. attorney and for the system? WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly and Star Ledger reporter Josh Margolin go a round on New Jersey politics.

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Comments [4]

nat from Brooklyn

What kind of friend charges 5% interest on a "friendly" loan? I've loaned friends and family money; I have borrowed money from friends. Never has either exchange involved contracts or interest.

If $42,000 is an insignificant amount of money for Christie, why was it significant enough to require a legal contract that ensured repayment?

Maybe this is why I'm not wealthy like Christie (or Corzine for that matter), but it seems hostile to me to bind my friend to a contract that requires interest. If there hadn't been a 5% interest rate or a registered contract, this would have been a friendly loan like the ones many of us make all the time.

Aug. 20 2009 10:53 AM
Chris from NJ

There is a 3rd candidate for NJersyans. If you can't believe in the major candidate send them a REAL message ELECT the person on the outside. It's truly American

Aug. 20 2009 10:49 AM
Hugh from Brooklyn, NY

More than a little absurd for an American reporter to say they "can't confirm". You lot couldn't confirm a damn thing the Bush administration said, but you reported it as fact.

WNYC has repeatedly failed to report unsavory facts about Mayor Bloomberg despite ample confirmation.

Aug. 20 2009 10:39 AM
Johnny S from Cranford, NJ

What boss makes a $42,000 loan to someone in his office. You're not mentioning it, but it's a pretty lady in his office. Is this allowed under DOJ rules?

Corzine made a loan to a girlfriend while he was an EXTREMELY weathly private citizen. Christie is this lady's boss and he made her this giant loan.

Aug. 20 2009 10:34 AM

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