TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

N.J. lawmakers subpoenaed on bridge probe

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:33 p.m.
 

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey lawmakers investigating the traffic jams at the heart of the scandal engulfing Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that federal prosecutors have ordered them to share documents they have gathered.

The committee co-chairs, Sen. Loretta Weinberg and Assemblyman John Wisniewski, said in a statement that they will comply.

“This reaffirms our progress in uncovering important information about the apparent abuse of government power and threat to public safety,” they said.

Lawmakers and federal prosecutors have been probing the September lane closures near the George Washington Bridge.

They were ordered by an ex-aide to Christie and a former official at the transit agency that runs the bridge as political retribution aimed at the mayor of Fort Lee, the town where traffic was tied up.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Closer seats don’t sit well with some fliers
  2. $1.4B penalty urged in gas blast
  3. Princeton, worker seek solution on medical marijuana use on the job
  4. Appeals court hears debate in NSA phone record collection case
  5. Corruption case against former Va. governor handed over to jury
  6. High court to weigh pregnancy work rights
  7. Double mastectomies don’t boost chances
  8. FBI investigates celebrities’ nude photo claims
  9. Federal panel backs Indiana right-to-work law
  10. New heart failure drug works much better than current treatment, study finds
  11. Death Valley ‘sailing rocks’ linked to freeze-warm cycle
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.