New York Times: Michele Brown may have aided Christie candidacy

The New York Times reports that former First Assistant U.S. Attorney Michele Brown may have “used her position in two significant and possibly improper ways to try to aid Mr. Christie in his run for governor.”

The paper, citing three federal law enforcement officials, reports that Brown wanted to move up the date of the federal corruption busts to July 1 to ensure Christie, and not his successor – Paul Fishman – got credit for it; and that Brown took a more active role than previously disclosed in filling Freedom of Information Act requests made by the Corzine campaign.

Brown resigned shortly after NJN broke news of a $46,000 loan Christie gave her that she continued to repay throughout the campaign. The loan became a further headache for Christie when the Times revealed that he failed to report it on federal disclosure forms and did not pay taxes on the interest income.

New York Times: Michele Brown may have aided Christie candidacy