Under fire Christie prepares to swear in for second term

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be sworn in for his second term today amid allegations that he misused about $2 million in funds collected for Superstorm Sandy relief.

Christie is also reeling from the 'Bridgegate' scandal, as he and several officials face a class legal action over claims they conspired to cause a traffic jam on one of the country's busiest bridges.

Chris Christie will be inaugurated for his second term as governor of New Jersey today Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

The relief fund Investigations focus on a $25 million Jersey Shore marketing campaign which included a television advert featuring Christie and his family.

The promotional advert - with the tagline that New Jersey was "Stronger than the Storm" - was broadcast in the spring as Christie headed into a re-election campaign to win a second term.

Christie was lampooned by his music hero Bruce Springsteen over the New Jersey bridge scandal, who appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on NBC in the US to rework his hit Born To Run.