The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has spent $1.75 million on outside counsel for an ongoing investigation into whether or not funds were misappropriated for New Jersey roadway repairs such as the Pulaski Skyway, according to The Record.Â
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The bi-state agency is part of a probe by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that was launched back in January, as the newspaper first reported.
Specifically, the Port Authority has redirected $1.8 billion in toll money towards rebuilding the Pulaksi Skyway and other NJ roadways, the article states.
The money was initially going to be allocated towards the ARC Tunnel, which Gov. Chris Christie, now a Republican presidential candidate, cancelled back in 2009.
In the past 16 months, the Port Authority has hired 11 different law firms to represent either the agency or its employees, according to the report.
The Pulaski Skyway connects Jersey City to Newark and also runs through Kearny.