Mayor meets with feds over claim against Christie

ANGELA DELLI SANTI
Associated Press
FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 file photograph, Hoboken Mayor, Dawn Zimmer speaks to the media as she stands near the Hudson River in Hoboken, N.J. Zimmer, mayor of a New Jersey city that sustained severe flooding from Hurricane Sandy claims the Christie administration withheld millions of dollars in recovery grants because she refused to sign off on a politically connected development. MSNBC first reported her comments Saturday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of Hoboken says she met with federal prosecutors after claiming representatives of Gov. Chris Christie said her city would only get Superstorm Sandy recovery funds if she expedited a development project.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer released a statement saying she met with the U.S. attorney for New Jersey for hours Sunday and turned over a journal and other documents.

Zimmer says two members of Christie's team told her the storm-damaged city would only get recovery money if she approved a development project. A Christie spokesman says that's "categorically false."

Democratic New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski (wiz-NOO'-skee) says he will expand an existing investigation into Zimmer's allegations. He's already investigating traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J., allegedly orchestrated by Christie aides as political payback.