Jeff Smisek exits as federal officials investigate whether airline improperly tried to influence officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

United Airlines chief executive officer Jeff Smisek stepped down “effective immediately” on Tuesday with the company citing an ongoing federal corruption investigation into the company.

The airline is under investigation over whether it improperly sought to influence officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in a scandal that has embarrassed Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie.

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