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Randy M. Mastro
Direct: +1 212.351.3825
Fax: +1 212.351.5219
RMastro@gibsondunn.com

February 4, 2014
VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL
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In addition, we understand that Mayor Zimmer has voluntarily delivered to prosecutors documents that
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Letter of Randy Mastro on Zimmer - Christie scandal

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Letter of Randy Mastro on Zimmer - Christie scandal

  1. 1. Randy M. Mastro Direct: +1 212.351.3825 Fax: +1 212.351.5219 RMastro@gibsondunn.com February 4, 2014 VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL Gerald Krovatin, Esq. Krovatin Klingeman LLC 60 Park Place, Suite 1100 Newark, NJ 07102 gkrovatin@krovatin.com Dear Mr. Krovatin: We represent the Office of the Governor of New Jersey. Although there is a lack of clarity as to whether you represent the City of Hoboken or Hoboken Mayor Zimmer following and in connection with her recent allegations regarding Superstorm Sandy Relief for Hoboken,1 we are writing to you in an abundance of caution to make certain requests of Mayor Zimmer in both her official and her individual capacity. We trust that, if you do not represent Mayor Zimmer, this letter will be provided to Mayor Zimmer immediately. Please therefore promptly confirm to us that you will be representing her in regard to this letter request and, if not, that you have given this letter to her to respond directly to our request. The Governor’s Office takes the allegations recently made by Hoboken Mayor Zimmer very seriously. For that reason, we have assembled a team here that includes five former federal prosecutors and are conducting a thorough review of the facts pertinent to Mayor Zimmer’s allegations. Toward that end, we request assistance from Mayor Zimmer. First, we request the opportunity to interview Mayor Zimmer as soon as possible. We understand, from Mayor Zimmer’s January 22, 2014 letter to the Hoboken City Council and her recent press interviews, that Mayor Zimmer has already met with representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey about these allegations. We further understand from those same sources that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has asked Mayor Zimmer to stop speaking publicly about these allegations. The private interview that we request of Mayor Zimmer would further our mandate from the Governor’s Office to facilitate cooperation with the U.S. Attorney’s investigation and complete an internal review. We already advised the U.S. Attorney’s Office that we would be reaching out to potential witnesses such as Mayor Zimmer. Hence, to help us complete our internal review of these allegations, we request that you and Mayor Zimmer meet with us next week, at your convenience and at a location of your choosing. 1 Although the City of Hoboken’s January 22, 2014 resolution that retained you approves your retention “to represent the City [of Hoboken] as Special Legal Counsel-Sandy Relief Government Funding Related Matters,” the letter of prosed retention attached to the Resolution states that you were seeking approval to “represent Mayor Zimmer in her official capacity.”
  2. 2. In addition, we understand that Mayor Zimmer has voluntarily delivered to prosecutors documents that she considers to be relevant to these allegations. Redacted portions of some of these documents have also appeared in the press. We request a complete, unredacted copy of all documents that Mayor Zimmer has provided to others, such as the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the press, including any handwritten notes or correspondence, relating to her allegations, and any other documents relating to Hoboken’s requests for Sandy-related aid made to the Office of the Governor (or anyone employed by the Office of the Governor), the New Jersey Governor’s Office of Recovery & Rebuilding, or any other federal or state agency. We look forward to your and/or Mayor Zimmer’s prompt response to this request. Respectfully, Randy M. Mastro cc: Gerald Krovatin, Esq.

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