Governor’s Bodyguard Busted in Pennsylvania Theft
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, February 03, 2014, 06:56 PM EST
A state police bodyguard to Chris Christie is facing criminal charges in Pennsylvania – despite his attempt to use his ties with the New Jersey governor to avoid arrest.
Trooper William A. Carvounis, 35, is accused of stealing $267 in gun supplies and other goods from a Cabela’s store near Hamburg, Pa. His arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 10 in Berks County Court of Common Pleas.
“Carvounis said he was on the governor’s security detail,” Tilden Townshop Police Chief William J. McEllroy told New Jersey Watchdog. “He said he makes $140,000 a year, and he’s afraid of losing his job.”
The trooper pleaded with local police and the retailer to drop the matter out of “professional courtesy” and tried to use his connection to Christie as leverage, sources added.