(John Del Signore) Lawyers from the United States attorney’s office in Newark questioned Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer yesterday after she came forward with allegations that top aides to NJ Governor Chris Christie had threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy recovery money if she did not support a big development project that was important to Christie and one of his cronies. Zimmer told the Times she has provided the feds "with diary entries and other documents that she said supported her allegations."
According to Zimmer, two of Christie's top aides threatened last year to hold the $127 million in hurricane relief she requested hostage unless she approved the plan for an office tower proposed by the Rockefeller Group, which just so happens to be represented by the law firm of one of Christie’s closest associates, David Samson. Zimmer told MSNBC she was threatened twice in person, once by NJ Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and a second time by Christie community affairs commissioner Richard Constable.
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