Court Orders Christie Administration to Reveal New Jersey Pension Probe Secrets
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, December 02, 2013, 03:38 PM EST
A New Jersey court may force Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to reveal information about a state pension probe involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and a quarter-million dollar double-dipping scheme. Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson ordered the attorney general’s Division of Criminal Justice to submit an index of its investigatory records for release to a New Jersey Watchdog reporter.
Jacobson’s decision was a stunning setback for the state, which sought an order entirely dismissing the reporter’s public records lawsuit. The attorney general argued that all of its 770-plus pages of records should be exempt from disclosure. Instead, the judge will require DCJ to argue its need for secrecy on a document-by-document basis.