Wildstein Attorney Says Christie Knew of Lane Closings

Chris Christie Addresses VA Consumer Electronics Association

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA - MAY 1: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses VA Consumer Electronics Association during a Leadership Series discussion at the Ritz-Carlton on May 1, 2015 in McLean, Virginia. The potential 2016 presidential candidate is expected to plead guilty in federal court today in conjunction with mishandling of the Washington Bridge from 2013.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie “knew of the lane closures while they were occurring,” Alan Zegas, the attorney for David Wildstein, said after his client admitted to conspiring to order the September 2013 traffic jam near the George Washington Bridge as political retribution.

The federal investigation is ongoing, Zegas told reporters in Newark on Friday.

Zegas, a lawyer for one-time Christie ally Wildstein, said in a Jan. 31 letter that “evidence exists” showing Christie knew about the closings as they occurred. Christie has denied any involvement in the plot.

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