Novel Charges In NJ Bridge Scandal Will Be Put To The Test

By Martin Bricketto (May 1, 2015, 10:36 PM EDT) -- Key charges unveiled Friday in the George Washington Bridge scandal represent a novel approach to a criminal statute that defense counsel could attack as an overreach, but the wind is at the government's back with the guilty plea of one purported conspirator and evidence that will raise the ire of jurors, attorneys say.

U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announces a nine-count indictment Friday against two key figures in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal. (Credit: Getty) The closely watched federal investigation of the September 2013 reduction of access lanes to the bridge burst into the open Friday with the guilty...

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