Monday, August 17, 2009

The $46,000 "Loan"

In the heated gubernatorial race in New Jersey, new allegations came out against former U.S. Attorney and Rove Republican Chris Christie.

Christie loaned $46,000 to a former colleague, now a top prosecutor in the Garden State, and is receiving monthly payments from the prosecutor.

We remind you that Paul Minor, the Democratic political operative in Mississippi, did the same thing by loaning money to judges and was sentenced to prison by Christie's friends in the Rove Racket.

From the Star-Ledger:

TRENTON -- Former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, has an ongoing financial relationship with one of the top federal prosecutors in his old office, mortgage records show. The document says Christie, while serving as New Jersey's federal lawman, lent Michele Brown $46,000, to be repaid with monthly installments of $499.22 through October 2017. Brown is the first assistant U.S. attorney and had been promoted to two top posts by Christie while he ran the prosecutor's office. The Corzine camp questioned whether it is proper for a candidate for governor to have any financial relationship with someone inside the U.S. Attorney's Office....It comes as Democratic incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine continues to raise questions about Christie's management of the U.S. Attorney's Office and whether the Republican's political ambitions played a role in investigative decision-making.