United Fined as ‘Chairman’s Flight’ Snags Allies of Christie

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  • Ex-Port Authority chairman admits to accepting a bribe
  • United to pay $2.25 million as ex-lobbyist is charged

David Samson, chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, listens at a board meeting on Feb. 19, 2014, in New York City.

Photographer: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

A close ally of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie pleaded guilty and a second Christie appointee was charged as the state’s top federal prosecutor laid out a scheme of bribery and favor-trading with one of the biggest U.S. airlines.

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