Feds Subpoena Hoboken Over Christie Claims

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer says she was told that recovery funds would flow to her city if she expedited a real estate project

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    Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno speaks to the press during the the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service in Union Beach, N.J., Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Guadagno denied allegations by the Hoboken mayor that Superstorm Sandy relief funding was withheld from Hoboken because the mayor wouldn't sign off on a politically connected real estate venture. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Tanya Breen)

    The U.S. Attorney's Office has issued a subpoena to the city of Hoboken about allegations Mayor Dawn Zimmer made about top officials in Chris Christie's administration.

    Zimmer spokesman Juan Melli says the subpoena was issued Friday and is seeking documents. Melli says Hoboken is cooperating.

    Earlier this month Zimmer alleged that Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno issued her an ultimatum tying the city's Sandy recovery funds to her support for a private development project. Zimmer says a second administration official also tied the money to support for the project.

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    Zimmer says Guadagno told her the proposition was a direct message from Christie.

    Zimmer met with federal prosecutors last week.

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    Guadagno vehemently denied Zimmer's claims, calling them "false" and "illogical." 

    A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office declined to comment.

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