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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The third person charged was former aide to Gov. Chris Christie were indicted Friday btidgegate the scheme to close lanes and create traffic tie-ups on the George Washington Bridge, hours after a former key Christie ally pleaded guilty in the act of political retribution against a mayor who did not back the governor in his re-election campaign two years ago.

Ft. Lee mayor, residents respond to Bridge Gate indictments

brirgegate Retrieved March 5, Who’s who in Christie bridge scandal — New Jersey Gov. Retrieved March 9, Retrieved October 31, Chris Christie plots his comeback. The case moves to the defense to make an argument.

It could not use those funds in response to any criminal investigations. Over the next two weeks, the jury heard arguments from the defense, with Bridget Anne Kelly on the spotlight, saying it was brixgegate humor”.

At a December 13 press conference, Christie announced the immediate resignations of Baroni and Wildstein. Retrieved March 31, During Christie’s December 13 news conference, he denied involvement by anyone in his office.

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

On January 9,Steven FulopMayor of Jersey Cityalleged that he was also targeted for political reprisals by the Christie administration for declining to endorse Christie in the governor election. The governor’s office issued a statement on January 31,that denied the allegations about Christie that were contained in a January 31 letter from Alan Zegas Wildstein’s attorney to the PA, which had been bridgegqte public.


The investigation has also focused on Christie, who appointed Wildstein and Baroni to their Port Authority positions, and the governor’s staff.

On December 12,The Wall Street Journal reported [] that Christie was said to have called New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to complain about Patrick Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority and a Cuomo appointee, in an apparent attempt to shut down Foye’s investigation of the lane closures.

Bridgegate Archives – Philadelphia Magazine

Legal experts agreed with that approach, and also suggested that electronic copies of the original subpoenaed documents could be obtained through subpoenas of system servers that store those documents since individuals do not have any personal right to bar the subpoena of a server. As part of the criminal investigation, Drewniak testified on April 4,in Newark before the grand jury investigating the scandal.

On January 17,Alan ZegasWildstein’s attorney, said that his client would offer to shed light on the scandal on the condition that he was given immunity from prosecution from the relevant federal and state law enforcement agencies. I did not have that conversation with Governor Cuomo in any way, shape or form. A Republican member of the Assembly committee complained that the Republican members had not been given sufficient time to birdgegate the subpoenaed documents in advance of hearing testimony: However, the letter did not reveal any reason why the closures were ordered.

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Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. Retrieved May 1, It was also reported that Christie benefited politically and his allies benefited financially during Samson’s term as chairman. Former Republican New Jersey Governor Thomas Keana longtime mentor and supporter of Christie, said in January that he believed Christie when he said he did not know his aides were involved in the lane closures until incriminating e-mails were revealed on January 8.

Retrieved October 25, He is a former assistant U. They both agreed with the recommended Port Authority reforms in the March 26 report commissioned by the governor’s office for an investigation of Bridgegate allegations. Retrieved September 15, Wildstein, the letter said, had ordered bridge officials not to notify Foye of the closures.


The trial for Baroni and Kelly, originally scheduled to begin July 7,was repeatedly rescheduled, first to November 16,to allow more time for the defense to review the large volume of documents provided by the prosecutors, [] [] then to May 16,and then to September 12, Paul Fishman press conf underway pic. On April 17, Christie enacted two recommendations of the Mastro report. Archived from the original on January 10, He admitted the actual percentage of vehicles, which utilize that Fort Lee entrance, could be higher than 4.

It said she was “irate” and “on fire” when a Christie aide met with Sokolich several days later. The charge carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Archived from the original on February 5, Within hours of the closure, various Port Authority officials were being told that the traffic delays posed a threat to public safety.

He said that the “hasty and ill-informed decision” could have endangered lives and violated federal and state laws.

Observing that Christie had ridiculed the media in for trying to implicate Wildstein and Baroni, Kornacki noted that byWildstein had pleaded guilty to federal charges and Baroni was facing a federal indictment in connection with the scandal. A hearing on November 30,was to address [ needs update ] the appointment of a special prosecutorfor which Brennan has called, saying he cannot trust the objectivity of state prosecutors or the Attorney General ‘s office.

Kean said that there were still unanswered questions about the atmosphere in the governor’s office and “whether or not there are more than two or three people involved.