Gov. Christie targets reality star's husband

TRENTON - The husband of one of the stars of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" reality show has come into Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)'s line of fire.

Christie suspended Caroline Manzo's husband, Albert Manzo, and Michael Cricco from the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission, saying they abused the public's trust.

Christie said Manzo told board members that he lived at his restaurant, the Brownstone, in Paterson, while actually living in Franklin Lakes.

"If you're wondering if he really lives there, just watch "The Real Housewives of New Jersey,'" said the governor yesterday. The couple's home in Franklin Lakes is frequently featured on the show.

News 12 New Jersey got a chance to look at the apartment at the Brownstone off-camera. It's modest, but also fully furnished with food in the refrigerator.

Christie said Cricco was paid for attending commission meetings while still on the clock for his $80,000-a-year job at the Schools Development Authority.

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