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By Kim Lueddeke, The Record (Hackensack, NJ)

HACKENSACK, NJ — Bill Baroni, who resigned from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey amid scandal last year, is back at work.

Hill Wallack LLP, one New Jersey’s leading law firms, announced this week that Baroni has joined the firm.

Baroni previously served as the deputy executive director of the Port Authority.

He stepped down in December, three months after the George Washington Bridge lane closures that have become a national scandal implicating members of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration and the Port Authority.

A state legislative committee is currently investigating testimony Baroni gave in November asserting the closures were part of a traffic study. His explanation was later contradicted by documents from the Port Authority and Christie’s office.

Baroni, 42, was appointed by Christie to his post at the Port Authority in 2010.

Baroni is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C., according to Hill Wallack. He previously practiced law in the areas of not-for-profit, campaign finance and election law. He is also a former Republican state senator and assemblyman.

“Bill’s extensive experience in business and finance, and education and non-profit sectors, will prove to be very beneficial to the firm’s clients,” said Hill Wallack’s managing partner, Bob Basco.

Hill Wallack has offices in Princeton, NJ; Morristown, NJ; and Yardley, PA.

Photo: Chris Christie via Flickr

Michael Flynn

Photo by Tomi T Ahonen/ Twitter

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a "full pardon" for his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, a key figure from the start of Russia investigation and the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential transition. The reason for his lying was never fully explained. He also admitted to working as an unregistered foreign agent for Turkey while serving on the Trump campaign, work that included publishing a ghost-written op-ed in The Hill that argued for extraditing an American resident who is seen as an enemy of the Turkish government. After admitting to his crimes, Flynn attempted to recant and withdraw his guilty plea, an issue which had yet to be resolved by the courts.

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