The Newark Star-Ledger on Wednesday reported that a former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) who has been subpoenaed as part of the investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures recently got a new job with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Nicole Crifo worked for three years as the liaison between Christie's office and the Port Authority. Last month she was named chief of staff to Deb Gramiccioni, the deputy director of the agency. Gramiccioni, in turn, was appointed by Christie to replace Bill Baroni, one of two Port Authority executives who resigned as the bridge scandal escalated.
“I recruited Nicole out of private practice back in 2011 because I was looking for somebody smart, tough and honest to work with me in the Authorities Unit,” Gramiccioni told The Star-Ledger. “I recruited her to the Port Authority because she proved herself to be a no-nonsense hard worker who scrutinized the board’s minutes for three years.”
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