Name the Bridgegate Unindicted Co-Conspirators, Federal Judge Rules

NJ Spotlight | May 11, 2016 | Politics
Citing the ‘public’s right of access,’ judge orders prosecutors to disclose full list of names, despite privacy concerns

A federal judge ruled yesterday that the prosecutors in the Bridgegate lane-closure scandal must release the names of all those they believed participated in the politically motivated action. Thus far, only the names of the three individuals charged with federal crimes have been released, one of whom has pleaded guilty.

The U.S. Attorney for New Jersey has argued that releasing the names of all unindicted co-conspirators could violate their right to privacy, but federal Judge Susan Wigenton doesn’t see it that way.

She ruled that the disclosure is “appropriate” based on the “public’s right of access.”

It is not known if Gov. Chris Christie’s name is on the list, but there could be political fallout. Christie was just named to head up Donald Trump’s White House transition team, and is in charge of selecting top staff for a possible president.

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