Democratic State Chairman and Joseph Cryan today filed a complaint against Republican gubernatorial nominee Chris Christie with the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
Cryan (D-Union), who is also an assemblyman, based the complaint on Christie’s failure to disclose interest from a $46,000 loan he gave to current First Assistant U.S. Attorney Michele Brown when she worked under him as executive assistant and counsel.
Christie, who called the omission of the loan from ELEC forms, federal employee disclosure forms and income taxes a mistake and oversight, yesterday filed an amendment with ELEC disclosing the loan.
“Christie continues to fail to live up to the ethical standards he sets for others,” said Cryan. “He is running for Governor — failing to report a personal loan to a close colleague is a serious transgression and breaks both federal and state ethics rules. Christie, of all people should know – he has prosecuted public officials for similar offenses, yet, he dismisses his own unscrupulous behavior as a simply an ‘oversight.’ This situation demands an immediate and thorough investigation.”