Christie Criminal Summons Marks Surprise Twist In GWB Saga

Law360, New York (October 13, 2016, 11:05 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey judge on Thursday greenlighted a citizen's criminal suit alleging Gov. Chris Christie failed to stop the now-infamous traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge, a development that thickens the Bridgegate plot as Christie's underlings continue to stand trial and one of his appointees is now tasked with deciding whether to seek an indictment.

New Jersey political activist Bill Brennan initiated the claim based on a former Port Authority executive's testimony that Christie heard about the massive gridlock in Fort Lee while it was happening and did nothing to help. Former prosecutors watching the case said it was unheard...

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