Ex-Christie aide fights document subpoena

3:36 AM, Mar 4, 2014   |    comments
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A lawyer for Gov. Chris Christie's two-time campaign manager says the former aide should not be compelled to turn over documents as part of a political payback investigation.

Kevin Marino says in a legal brief that his client, Bill Stepien, has a constitutional right not to incriminate himself and cannot be forced to produce documents that might furnish a link in an evidence chain.

A legislative committee investigating the politically motivated blocking of traffic near the George Washington Bridge is seeking the documents.

Also Monday, a public interest group filed an ethics complaint against David Samson, a powerful real estate lawyer who chairs the agency that runs the bridge. Private emails claimed Samson to be helping retaliate against another executive who ordered the traffic lanes reopened.

Associated Press

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