Jon Corzine's file:
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Jon Corzine started at Goldman Sachs in the mid-70s and climbed his way up the investment firm, being named chairman and CEO in 1994. He would go on to become a U.S. senator and then governor of New Jersey. In 2009, Corzine lost his gubernatorial reelection bid to Chris Christie. He returned to finance, joining MF Global as chairman and CEO. The firm went bankrupt in the fall of 2011. During the firm's collapse, $1.2 billion in client money went missing.

Recent statements involving Jon Corzine

Says "on the state level, we spend less today than Jon Corzine spent in fiscal year 2008, five years later."

Says Jon Corzine "gave away 14 percent raises over 4 years and he stood on the front steps of the Capitol at a public-sector union rally and said, 'I will fight to get you a great contract.’"

"By the way, I'm not raising tolls 50 percent....Jon Corzine did."

Says Joe Biden said Jon Corzine is "the smartest guy that I know, in terms of the economy and on finance, I really mean this."

Says with Jon Corzine, "it's the first time, I think, in history where a former Senator has been subpoenaed to testify before his former colleagues."

Recent stories featuring Jon Corzine

Chris Christie, Republicans face Truth-O-Meter for attacking Jon Corzine, House Democrats:

PolitiFact New Jersey recaps our weekend fact-checks on Gov. Chris Christie and the National Republican Congressional Committee

Truth-O-Meter rules on weekend claims by Democratic congressman, GOP governor :

Bill Pascrell claims President Barack Obama hasn't raised taxes, Chris Christie says using line-item vetoes slashed $360 million from New Jersey's budget.

Dems, GOP each get a Mostly False from the Truth-O-Meter:

Weekend claims about Medicaid funding, state budget revenue sources contain a hint of truth.

Republicans take on Corzine after bankruptcy of MF Global:

PolitiFact New Jersey has checked three Republican claims in the last two weeks tied to Jon Corzine.

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