JapanTimes: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – The former chairman of the agency that controls New York City-area airports pleaded guilty Thursday to using his post to get United Airlines to run direct flights to South Carolina so that he could more easily visit his vacation home.
David Samson, a political mentor to Republican Gov. Chris Christie, pleaded guilty to a corruption charge that he wrongfully used his Port Authority of New York and New Jersey post.
Former United CEO Jeff Smisek and two government relations executives left the airline last September after United conducted its own investigation. None has been charged with any criminal wrongdoing. more