Port Authority Official Resigns After Word Of Second Criminal Investigation

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A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey commissioner resigned Monday following news of a second criminal investigation into the agency’s ties to Gov. Chris Christie, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Anthony Sartor, a New Jersey appointee, has been chair of the agency’s subcommittee on World Trade Center redevelopment, and he submitted his resignation just a few days after the news that Manhattan’s district attorney had opened an investigation into the agency’s work rebuilding the World Trade Center, according to the Journal.

A number of Port Authority officials have resigned in recent months as separate investigations into the George Washington Bridge lane closures have intensified. Most recently, David Samson, a close ally of Gov. Chris Christie (R), announced his resignation as chairman of the agency.

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