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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Federal prosecutors reportedly interviewed Christie over the Bridgegate affair late last year. He met with Chris Christie in early January to discuss the matter, and said the governor was “gracious and apologetic.

The problems began on Monday, September 9,when two of three toll lanes for a local street entrance were closed during morning rush hour. Retrieved April 20, The May indictments of Wildstein, Baroni and Kelly contend that the lane closures were political retribution against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolicha Democrat, for not supporting Christie in the New Jersey gubernatorial election.

Archived from the original on February 19, Retrieved January 16, In its opening statement on September 19,the prosecution said that at the World Trade Center site on the third day of the closure, “the evidence will show that [Wildstein and Baroni] bragged [to Christie] about the fact that there were traffic problems in Fort Lee, and that Mayor Sokolich was not getting his calls returned,” and that Wildstein would testify and “admit that he was the one who came up with that idea.

Retrieved February 1, But it seemed to contradict what I had been told. He had agreed in January to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy against civil rights. She derided Christie during the campaign as representing “the worst combination of bully and bossism,” and she brought up the George Washington Bridge traffic mess as an example.

That kind of gets me sauced [upset]. All of this suggested that O’Toole had prior communications with Wildstein and possibly Baroni. Hobbs retained his Seton Hall post.


Christie 1 week before Fort Lee lane closures”. Coconspirators refers to “individuals the government believes may have known about the plot to abruptly shut down access lanes to the bridge to cause massive traffic disruptions, but were not charged. Retrieved April 5, At a December 13 press conference, Christie announced the immediate resignations of Baroni and Wildstein.

Fort Lee lane closure scandal

Who’s who in Christie bridge scandal — Michael Drewniak, Christie’s chief spokesman, has been subpoenaed by a special state Assembly committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal. Christie has denied involvement, saying that his staff acted without his knowledge regarding to the planning for the lane closures. Retrieved September 13, In AprilU.

Retrieved February 7, Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and bridgegzte that’s “as local as local news gets.

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”. She has been subpoenaed as part of the state legislative investigation. On May 1,it was reported that the federal grand jury had subpoenaed PA attorney Phillip Kwon, who had reportedly assisted preparing Bill Baroni’s unsworn November 25,”traffic study” testimony to the Assembly Transportation Committee, and that Kwon had asked the PA to cover his legal fees.

New Jersey Department indictmentx State. Nadine Rhem later visited Pisciotta in person, warning that his communication was inappropriate. Those news organizations together asked the court to release the prosecution’s list of unindicted co-conspirators.

Ft. Lee mayor, residents respond to Bridge Gate indictments

Who’s who in Christie bridge scandal. The residents of Fort Lee and Mayor Mark Sokolich himself responded to bridgegwte news that three people were indicted for crimes related to the closing of three local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee. The United States Ombudsman Association recommends, however, that ombudsmen be appointed by entities outside of their jurisdiction, preferably by a legislature, to avoid any questions about independence. Media groups seeking brdigegate list of others tied to scandal”.


On October 13,prosecutors concluded their arguments, having spent nearly four weeks laying an argument. Fort Lee Borough Administrator Peggy Thomas e-mailed the PA’s director of government and community relations, Tina Imdictments, with her concerns, noting that police and emergency departments received no advance notice of the closures.

Retrieved June 4, On May 7,the committee announced a subpoena for documents and records from Michael DuHaime Christie’s chief political strategist. Attorney in its investigation. I never ordered or conspired with David Wildstein to close or realign lanes at the bridge for any reason much less for retribution,” she said Friday. 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.

On January 9,Paul J. Retrieved April 2, Retrieved March 1, Now 15 months later it is time to let the justice system do its job. Related news with quotes from the e-mails and texts were subsequently published the same day in other news media.

He, too, has been subpoenaed by the state committee investigating the matter. New Jersey State Library. It was later suggested that the lanes had been closed to intentionally cause the massive traffic problem for political reasons, and especially theorized that they were a retribution attack against Fort Lee’s Mayor Mark Sokolicha Democrat who had not supported Christie indictmwnts a candidate in the New Jersey gubernatorial election.

Prosecutors at the U.