Under an informal power-sharing agreement, the Governor of New Jersey chose the chairman of the board and the deputy executive director, while the Governor of New York chose the vice-chairman and executive director. During his first term, he appointed Bill Baroni as deputy executive director of the PA. When Durando questioned the order, which he thought was "odd" since he had never been instructed in his year career not to tell host town officials about an event that would disrupt traffic, Wildstein told him "it would impact the study" if people knew and Wildstein "wanted to see what would naturally happen". The Democratic mayor, David Amlen, did not endorse Christie for re-election and was not informed of the approval of their requested traffic study until after Christie won re-election. In an area that normally experiences a great deal of traffic, the lane closings caused a significant increase in traffic congestion.

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Wildstein was hired by Mr. For years, the two were considered the closest of friends, working on campaigns together and taking pleasure in the rough-and-tumble world of New Jersey politics. On Friday, a lawyer for Mr. Baroni also called Mr. Wildstein a liar. Baroni was led to believe the lane closings were part of a traffic study, according to his lawyers. In the indictment, Mr. Chris Christie of New Jersey regarding the motives behind the shutdown of some traffic lanes to the George Washington Bridge.

Earlier Friday morning, Judge Susan D. Wigenton, who presided over the case, laid out in detail the conspiracy involving the three Christie confidants.

For more than 10 minutes, she went point by point over the case with Mr. Baroni and Ms. Wildstein answered. Kelly decide that no prior notice be given to Mayor Sokolich, the chief of police or the residents of Fort Lee? He said that Mr. Wildstein pleaded guilty to carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. But Mr. Fishman said he was very cooperative with investigators and would almost certainly not face a punishment that severe. If convicted, Mr.

Kelly face higher maximum penalties but would likely not be sentenced to them. For three months, officials said the lane closings had been part of a traffic study. That story was discredited by bridge workers in testimony before the State Legislature in December Wildstein resigned as the director of interstate capital projects at the Port Authority.

The scandal blew open a month later after documents that had been subpoenaed by the Legislature were leaked, including the now-infamous email from Ms.



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Ex-Christie ally pleads guilty in Bridgegate scandal, two others indicted Kim Guadagno denies telling Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer that her nridgegate Superstorm Sandy relief money depended on her support for a redevelopment project proposed by a company with ties to Gov. Retrieved May 19, Here Christie speaks with the media on May 8,outside the federal courthouse in Camden, New Jersey, after six men were arrested on charges of planning to attack the Fort Dix military base. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and a former deputy mayor of New York, will head the legal team representing the Christie administration in various investigations relating to the George Washington Bridge political scandal. On Monday, September 9, indivtments, prior to the morning rush hour bfidgegate the first day of the school year, [50] two of the three dedicated toll lanes at one of the Fort Lee entrances [3] [4] to the upper level of the GW Bridge were closed to local use, and were reallocated to the main highway traffic, on orders from Wildstein without notification to Fort Lee government and police officials. Retrieved March 31, In Januarythere was a wide range of opinion about the long-term impact of this scandal on a potential Christie presidential bid for the election. The committee voted to hold Wildstein in contemptasserting that the right against self-incrimination did not apply in such a hearing.

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