A group with ties to former Secretary of State and potential 2016 Democratic frontrunner wants federal prosecutors to investigate Gov. Chris Christie’s recent trip to Dallas, during which he accepted gifts from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, according to a complaint filed today.
NJ.com reports that the American Democracy Legal Fund alleges Christie “knowingly violated federal criminal law” when he accepted transportation via private jet and luxury box seat tickets to the playoff game in Dallas last weekend. The group claims Christie violated federal law that “prohibits extortion that interferes with interstate commerce,” citing Jones’ interest in a business deal between his team and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which Christie jointly controls.
It’s the second request for a criminal complaint against the governor from the group, which last week filed a complaint with the New Jersey State Ethics Commission over the trip.
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