03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michele Brown: Christie Aide Who Got Loan May Have Helped Chris Christie Campaign For NJ Governor

When news broke in August that the former United States attorney, Christopher J. Christie, had lent $46,000 to a top aide in the federal prosecutor's office, he said he was merely helping a friend in need. He also said the aide, Michele Brown, had done nothing to help his gubernatorial campaign.

But interviews with federal law enforcement officials suggest that Ms. Brown used her position in two significant and possibly improper ways to try to aid Mr. Christie in his run for governor.

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