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NY/NJ Port Authority Fires Treasurer, Two Others for Taking Gifts

Friday, 24 May 2013 05:34 PM

 

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey fired its treasurer and two of her staff members for accepting meals and theater tickets on local and international trips, said a person familiar with the matter.

Treasurer Anne Marie Mulligan, who worked at the agency for 35 years and oversaw bond issuance and insurance, was fired after an internal probe, said the person, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly because the investigation was private. Assistant Treasurer Veronica Biddle and John Huxel, the agency’s risk manager, were also dismissed.

The Port Authority, controlled by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, and Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, operates the region’s three major airports and the World Trade Center site.

“After learning the findings of an Inspector General investigation, the Port Authority immediately moved to terminate its top three Treasury employees,” the Port Authority said in an e-mailed statement. “The agency’s swift action demonstrates its commitment to ensuring its personnel adhere to the highest standards of performance, integrity and stewardship of the public’s trust.”

Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth McCarthy will take on Mulligan’s responsibilities, the agency said.

The gifts were given by insurance company employees in New York City, London and Zurich in the past year, the person said.

The inspector general began probing the Treasury employees after another worker who was fired alerted them to the inappropriate behavior, the person said.

“We’re aware of it,” Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for Christie, said by telephone from his office in Trenton. Matt Wing, a spokesman for Cuomo, declined to comment.

The firings were reported earlier by the New York Post.

--With assistance from Freeman Klopott in Albany, New York, and Elise Young in Trenton, New Jersey Editors: Mark Schoifet, William Glasgall

To contact the reporters on this story: Martin Z. Braun in New York at mbraun6@bloomberg.net;

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Stephen Merelman at smerelman@bloomberg.net

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