Christie Didn't Break Rules With No-Bid Sandy Contract: Audit

Law360, Los Angeles (March 6, 2014, 6:18 PM EST) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did not break any state or federal regulations in awarding a contact for Superstorm Sandy cleanup without putting it up for bid, according to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General report released Thursday by the Christie administration.

The report, dated Feb. 27, found that Christie followed protocol in giving AshBritt Inc. a contract to clear debris, given his power to waive the normal competitive process in emergency situations.

“[The Federal Emergency Management Agency] determined that exigent circumstances warranted the...
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