U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Chris Christie to Speak
“Political Corruption and the Fight Against Terror” is Topic
Teaneck, NJ (January 24, 2007)—Chris Christie, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, will be speaking on “Political Corruption and the Fight Against Terror” at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan campus on Thursday, February 22, 2007.
Christie, known to be “the toughest and most aggressive corruption buster the state has seen in years,” has a remarkable track record since being appointed to his position in December, 2001. He has gained wide spread recognition for cracking down on corrupt politicians, prosecuting nearly 100 political figures of both party affiliations and various ranks in the last five years. He is currently serving his second four-year term as the chief federal law enforcement officer in New Jersey.
His team has taken on major corporations like Bristol-Myers Squibb and large educational institutions like the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, investigating instances of alleged embezzlement and falsification of documents. Christie’s commitment to fighting corruption in both the political and corporate sectors earned him the title of the 2006 New Jersey Law Journal’s Lawyer of the Year.
Christie graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1984. He graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree in 1987, and was admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey and the Bar of the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, in December 1987.
The lecture, sponsored by FDU’s Petrocelli College and the School of Administrative Science, begins at 1 p.m. in Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, on the Hackensack side of the Metropolitan Campus. It is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. Registration is necessary, so please call 201-692-6500 to register.