Official: Subpoenas issued in WTC naming probe

Official: Subpoenas issued in WTC naming probe

By DAVID PORTER and MICHAEL GORMLEY
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The state of New York has subpoenaed materials related to the $10 sale of the rights to the "World Trade Center" name.

An official familiar with the review tells The Associated Press that subpoenas from the New York attorney general have gone out in an investigation into a 1986 naming rights deal.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the probe.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey sold the naming rights to retired Port Authority executive Guy Tozzoli in his role as head of the nonprofit World Trade Centers Association.

The Record newspaper reported that the Port Authority is now among the entities that pay to use the "World Trade Center" name.

Gormley reported from Albany, N.Y.

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