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 questioned the policy of allowing three dedicated lanes, saying “I didn’t know Fort Lee got three dedicated lanes until all this stuff happened, and I think we should review that entire policy. Edge wouldn’t be involved in anything political,” and laughed.
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He was also told he must surrender his passport. Chris Christie ‘stunned at the abject stupidity’ of aides in bridge closure scandal as probe continues”. 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 waves to supporters with Lt. Retrieved March 11, Archived from the original on March 5, Christie talks to business owners affected by a massive fire that burned a large portion of the Seaside Park boardwalk, which had recently been rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy, on September 14,in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
He said that he told Wildstein, “This will not end well”, due to expected traffic problems. In Julya federal court ruling ordered that materials used to prepare the report be made available to legal defense teams of those indicted.
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Retrieved November 5, The mother of four also alluded to some of the emails and text messages that have been made public including her now infamous Aug. indidtments
The moment I first learned of this unacceptable behavior I took action, firing staff believed to be accountable… cont. Citing anonymous sources, he reported that “the decision to close the traffic lanes caused tension” since “the lane closures came as a surprise to some high-ranking officials at the bi-state agency.
These matters could go to court if the governor’s office tried to exercise any rights not to provide subpoenaed items. Hobbs retained his Seton Hall post. Retrieved February 21, Attorney, Paul Fishman, refused to speak on the possible culpability of persons other than the three persons charged.
On at least three occasions, Sokolich noted that Mowers brought up bridgetate subject of Sokolich’s possible endorsement. Retrieved January 18, Kelly also maintained she did nothing illegal, speaking out for the first time since news of the scandal first broke 16 months ago.
This would have covered overtime, as well as stationing reserve employees when a scheduled toll collector was not able to work.
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In the e-mail, Foye called the decision to close the lanes “hasty and ill-advised”, said that the decision violated policy and long-standing custom at the PA, and that he believed that closing the lanes “violates Federal Law and the laws of both States.
His name comes right after Mayor Fulop.
Christie aide denies wrongdoing in Bridgegate scandal A majority believed it was at least somewhat likely that Christie was aware that the September toll lane closures were retaliation for the mayor of Fort Lee’s refusal to support his re-election. Chris Christie to resign”.
Attorney Now Investigating Bridgegate”. Christie speaks at a news conference on January 9,in Trenton, New Jersey, about his knowledge of an alleged traffic study that stopped traffic at the George Washington Bridge. Unbeknownst to everybody I was actually the guy out there.
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A PA spokesman said: Although there is nothing to suggest Drewniak was involved in the scandal, e-mails released by investigators show he met with a key figure, David Wildstein, two days before Wildstein resigned from his job as a top Christie appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Kim Guadagno approached her in a parking lot last May and told her that Sandy recovery aid for her town depended on her support of a redevelopment project backed by the governor. Retrieved June 1, The report said the lane closures were political retribution against Sokolich but did not identify the specific motive.