NJ 'Bridgegate' Panel Taps Blagojevich Prosecutor

Law360, New York (January 15, 2014, 5:02 PM EST) -- New Jersey lawmakers said Wednesday that a Jenner & Block LLP partner who previously prosecuted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be special counsel for a new committee set to probe last year's closure of George Washington Bridge access lanes, which critics have blasted as a political dirty trick.

The state Assembly has retained former Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid J. Schar to guide its Select Committee on Investigation as it digs deeper into the lane closures that snarled traffic in Fort Lee, N.J., for four days...
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