HUDSON COUNTY -- Former Assemblyman Louis Manzo is expected to soon file a response to the most recent charges made against him by the U.S. Attorney's Office. The case is a continuation of the 2009 federal sting operation into political corruption. Manzo has publicly criticized the sting, saying he believes it was done to help former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie in his eventual run for governor.
Manzo has since had some of the charges against him dropped, but others are pending.
The most recent charges against him are that he violated federal travel rules and allegedly failed to report federal offenses by others.
Motions in response to his third indictment are due to be filed tomorrow (Sept. 27) in the Federal Distruict Court in Newark.
"The conduct, statutes, and guidelines depicted in the brief and supporting our motions...speak for themselves," Manzo said in a statement. "I choose not to detract from them. I am withholding further comment and supporting documentation until after the motions are filed and can be digested. What everyone must come to realize is that no one should be exempt or held above the rule of law - not even United States Attorneys."