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The Fort Lee lane closure scandal, also known as the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal or Bridgegate .. The May indictments of Wildstein, Baroni and Kelly contend that the lane closures were political retribution against . Indictment of Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly in ‘Bridgegate’. Document. Pages . Notes. Text. Zoom. CLOSE. Previous for “” Next. p. 1. Loading Loading. p. 2. After more than a year of investigation, federal prosecutors in New Jersey are ready to bring indictments in the “Bridgegate” scandal, the New York Times [ ].

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Christie takes the stage to deliver the keynote address at the Republican National Convention on August 28,in Tampa, Florida.

Attorney’s Office, and publicly released online on April 14, without a subpoena. By Aliyah Frumin and Zachary Roth. I never ordered or conspired with David Wildstein … David Wildstein is a liar.

According to The New York Timesthe e-mails discussing the lane closure “could represent evidence that government resources were used for political purposes, a potential crime”.

Ex-Christie ally pleads guilty in Bridgegate scandal, two others indicted

I had no knowledge or involvement in the planning or execution of this act. Fulop, Christie and the Port Authority”.

It is not yet clear whether Wildstein struck a plea deal with prosecutors to give them more information into how the scandal unfolded. Hobbsdean of Seton Hall University School of LawChristie’s alma materas a part-time ombudsman to address complaints about misconduct, enhance ethics training and accountability, and improve electronic communications in the governor’s office.

The closures targeted the first day of school, and deliberately steered cars to the cash lane, so as to maximize traffic disruption in the surrounding areas. Retrieved March 27, Retrieved February 13, E-mails indicated that Wildstein and Baroni were aware the closures would harm Sokolich. The indictmenrs broke in full on January 8,with an online story by Shawn Boburg of The Record [] [] that Christie’s deputy chief of staff Bridget Kelly was involved in the planning of the toll lane closures.

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Local officials, emergency services, and the public were not notified of the lane closures, bridgegare Fort Lee declared a threat to public safety.

Retrieved April 13, Newspaper editorials noted that one of the lawyers on the investigation team was a close friend of Christie.

Retrieved May 7, But take away that access and it’s no longer a billion-dollar project. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

The scandal was widely cited as a major factor in the early indictmenrs of Christie’s presidential ambitions. Fort Lee Borough Administrator Peggy Thomas e-mailed the PA’s director of government and community relations, Tina Lado, with her concerns, noting that police and emergency departments received no advance notice of the closures.

Bridgegate: 1 guilty plea, 2 indictments and ‘liars’

Or is the plan just to hunker down and grit our way through it? Who’s who in Christie bridge indictmenst — Bill Baroni was executive deputy director of the Port Authority until he resigned amid the scandal in December Archived from the original on January 19, Committee work slowed in Julyand they postponed or skipped some witnesses’ testimony, in deference to the federal investigation.

Retrieved April 23, Rechler was appointed by New York Gov.

Redacted documents were turned over under a subpoena to investigators of the committee and those documents were turned over to The New York Times and other news media. Meanwhile, Wildstein, looking much thinner than when he last appeared in public, was charged with conspiracy to obtain by fraud and conspiracy against civil rights.

Wildstein said “you did great” and said that the “Trenton feedback” was good. Retrieved September 22, Private citizen, activist, and retired Teaneck firefighter William J. Christie speaks to members of the Hudson County Building Trades Council after receiving their support for his re-election campaign for governor on July 1,in Jersey City, New Jersey. Retrieved February 2, Retrieved March bridgegaye, Retrieved July 3, Retrieved October 25, Wildstein to testify he told Christie of lane closings”.


Wildstein pleaded guilty to the charges Friday and provided testimony. David Wildstein appeared in week two, giving over eight days of testimony.


Bridgegate: Christie aides indicted, guilty, sparring – CNNPolitics

When asked what he would do if subpoenaed to testify on the matter, Christie said, “I’m not going to speculate on that”. District Court Judge Susan Wigenton ruled on July 7 in favor of the prosecutors, bridgeate, “The Confidential Discovery Materials shall not be disclosed by defense counsel to anyone other than the defendants and any agent working at the direction of defense counsel in this matter. Archived from the original on January 12, Archived from the original on April 13, In Januaryit was reported that Christie was interviewed by federal prosecutors and FBI agents in December Woodland Park, New Jersey.

Retrieved January 26, Retrieved January 16, Archived from the original on February 28, She told reporters at her own press conference in Livingston, N. In the press conference, Christie described indictmsnts earlier efforts to determine his staff’s involvement, saying: Port Authority response shows “zero evidence” of a traffic study behind GWB lane closures”.

He [Christie] just flat out lied about senior staff and [Bill] Stepien not being involved,” and “He lied.