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Inside The Port Authority

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Trenton, New Jersey (My9NJ) - It has been over 100 Days Since "Bridgegate,” the unannounced George Washington Bridge lane closure which has led to questions from local, state and national leaders.

Assemblyman Wisniewski subpoenaed the Port Authority officials involved in this debacle and recently received some documents. It is unsure yet if this paperwork has the answers that people are looking for, but it is seen as a step in the right direction.

Ivan Carter is a former Port Authority Employee who was happy to speak about his experiences working there. Carter alleges that there are other issues going on with the lost and found at the Port Authority and that officials there forced him to throw away lost passports.

“I was actually directed verbally and in writing to take lost valid passports and not send them to the embassy, but to throw them in the general garbage,” Carter said.

After bringing attention to the alleged practice, Carter says he was fired for being a whistleblower.

“I contacted the Port Authority police department, the inspector general, I even had a meeting with the assistant manager about this policy and they said I have to follow the directive and once I reported the story I was written up bogus charges, I was taken to a termination hearing and I was suspended without pay and I was ultimately fired,” he said.

Carter describes the culture at the Port Authority as one of “fear and corruption.”

“This organization if thoroughly corrupt from the top down,” he said.

The Port Authority did not comment on Carter’s release due to this being a personnel issue.


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