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Was the NJ Attorney General Protecting Christie?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Governor Chris Christie (Scott Gurian/NJPR)

Allegations of corruption in a rural New Jersey Sheriff's office shook the community in Hunterdon County in 2010. The sheriff was accused of not properly conducting background checks on deputies and issuing a fake police ID for a prominent donor to Gov. Chris Christie.

Shortly after Christie took office, the state Attorney General fired three of Hunterdon's respected veteran prosecutors and the case was dismissed.

The New York Times has a deeper look at the case. Michael Powell, who wrote the story, was interviewed by WNYC's Marc Garber.

To hear the full interview, click the audio player.

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