Barry Pollack Comments on Lack of Economic Benefit in G.W. Bridge Scandal Criminal Corruption Case in Bloomberg and BusinessWeek

"Christie Bridge Scandal Prosecutions Seen as Hard to Make"

Barry Pollack was quoted regarding federal prosecutors' potential to pursue criminal charges against N.J. Gov. Chris Christie and his staff for allegedly creating traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge in September 2013. Pollack said prosecutors may have a hard time finding an economic benefit, which is often a key component of public corruption cases. "This isn’t a case about theft or bribery, it's not about any economic motive," Pollack said. "It is purely politically motivated. I think it's a real stretch to say you have stolen government funds because you act in a way that is motivated by a desire to exact political revenge."

This story was also reported in BusinessWeek and in the San Francisco Chronicle on January 10, 2014.

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