UPDATE: SAMSON = Port Authority $2.8 Billion Contracts to CLIENTS
Christie = Federal prosecutors (FBI included) issued a subpoena to Port Authority for records relating to Samson’s voting to award 2 bridge contracts worth $2.8 Billion awarded to construction companies with ties to SAMSON’S law firm. = Wolff & Samson = Conflicts of interest
SAMSON also represented Silverstein who wanted to develop Fort Lee Project!
FBI = Is conducting a criminal inquiry into lane closings at GW Bridge + other suspected wrongdoing by current and former Christie Aides
Subpoena from Mr. Fishman’s office for BIDDING and SELECTION records on 2 bridge contracts awarded last April 2013 for $1.5 Billion on Goethals Bridge + $1.3 Billion on Bayonne Bridge. = Seeks any disclosures of potential conflicts or recusals involving Mr. Samson, and his communications with PA staff on the issue. + Any contracts awarded to clients of Wolff & Samson. = Prosecution Division handles public corruption cases.
Goethals Bridge contracts = Macquarie Group 50% interest in a long term client of Wolff & Samson = IMTT who owns a liquid storage facility on Bayonne waterfront
Samson and PA commissioners = Award roughly 50% of the $1.3 Billion Bayonne Bridge project including Skanska = Wolff & Samson client.
Minutes of April 2013 PA board meeting show Samson did not recuse himself from either vote.
DAVID SAMSON FRAUDS PAGE:
SAMSON = REPEATED FELONIOUS CONFLICTS OF INTEREST = LAWYER + PORT AUTHORITY CHAIRMAN
$2+ MILLION PAID TO SAMSON’S LAW FIRM BY NJ Transit to MAXIMIZE PROFITS
$899,999/YEAR FAVOR SAMSON GAVE NJ Transit = $1 lease = North Bergen Park & Ride = PREVIOUSLY PAID $900,000/YEAR
Samson = Voted for $256 million for NEW Harrison PATH station
Samson Law Firm = HELPED a Developer Client 3 months before got 100s of luxury apartments approved near NEW PATH STATION.
Samson-Christie = SANDY RELIEF money withheld from Hoboken – Says mayor, Dawn Zimmer unless she approved a Samson Client LUXURY DEVELOPMENT.
Samson Firm = Rockefeller Client PRESSURED for a $75,000 PA-funded land-use study favoring a Samson client, The Rockefeller Group = Then Rockefeller cut ties
FEB 19, 2014 BY SHAWN BOBURG, STAFF WRITER, THE RECORD
Port Authority Chairman David Samson = CENTER of GW BRIDGE controversies
SAMSON firm, Wolff & Samson, was getting up to $1.5 million to advise NJ Transit on how to maximize profits from dozens of its commuter lots, including the one in North Bergen, according to public documents.
SAMSON VOTED Feb. 9, 2012 for a 49-year lease for the commuter lot near Route 495 means the Port Authority will collect millions less in revenues.
NJ Transit previously paid PA $900,000/year for use of the lot = Used by hundreds of commuters each day.
Samson = Central Figure in SHUTDOWN of GW Bridge Scandal + ROCKEFELLER DEVELOPMENT PRESSURE of Hoboken Mayor in exchange for Christie freeing up SANDY MONEY.
NOW with SAMSON HOLDING ON BY A THREAD = A spokeswoman for Samson said he will recuse himself from 2 PA budget votes NO explanation for why he would not vote.
SAMSON = 3rd TIME he has come under scrutiny for CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS related to his law firm and PA DUTIES.
“…tentacles of Wolff & Samson have infiltrated so many aspects of the public transportation system in New Jersey. These questionable practices keep repeating themselves…creating a pattern in which Wolff Samson, and David Samson, are essentially exercising very broad authority across the state to benefit their firm and their private clients.”
— Brigid Harrison, Political Science Professor at Montclair State University
SAMSON = 2+ high-ranking Christie administration officials now work as attorneys in Samson’s law firm.
SAMSON FIRM = BIG uptick in public-contracts to $5 Million since Christie took office = GOV records show.
SAMSON FIRM = Client NJ Transit paid $650,000 to HELP RENT parking lots that THE PA OWNED and Samson helped get NJ Transit get for $1.00 per year for land WORTH AT LEATS $900,000 per year.