Report: Marra to face internal Justice Department probe

The Associated Press is reporting that Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph Marra, Jr. will face an internal ethics investigation over public comments that might have helped Republican Christopher Christie’s campaign for governor. The AP cites two unnamed officials saying that the Justice Department will probe “inappropriate comments” Marra made when announcing a series of public corruption arrests last month.

Greg Reinert, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, declined to comment.

Report: Marra to face internal Justice Department probe