TRENTON A New Jersey appellate court has ruled against a former assistant Hunterdon County prosecutor's request for records that he says would bolster his claim that he was fired for protesting corruption by Christie administration officials.
Ben Barlyn filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in 2012, claiming he was fired after objecting to a decision by the state Attorney General's Office to drop charges against three members of the county Sheriff's Office.
State officials said the indictments were flawed. Barlyn alleges that they were dismissed to protect allies of Gov. Christie - a claim the governor's office has rejected.