“Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) host of The Young Turks discusses the most recent troubles and allegations of corruption against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Chris Christie has a long history of dubious actions with pension funds and what taxes are used for, and now there is yet another possible sign of corruption. For quite awhile now the state of New Jersey has been locked with Exxon in an attempt to recover over $8 billion due to environmental damage of more than a thousand acres of waters and wetlands from the oil giant. This legal battle came to an abrupt end when Governor Christie’s legal counsel, Christopher Porrino finalized a deal to settle for $250 million. This move has left many lawmakers in the state outraged, calling the move evidence of corruption at the highest echelons of power.
From the start of the case it was claimed that Porrino inserted his way into the case, pushing aside other officials such as the attorney general and other state employees who had put together the case and litigation. The deal was obviously in favor of Exxon and nowhere near what was needed to repair the damage that the company has caused.”
Corruption or a swift end to over eleven years of costly court cases? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Read more here: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-new-jersey-governor-christies-office-drove-favorable-exxon-settlement-nyt-2015-3