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in GWB scandal case argue creating a traffic jam is not a crime

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Lawyers for two former associates of Gov. Christie have hit back at government prosecutors, insisting that their clients violated no laws and broke no Port Authority policies when they allegedly closed access lanes to the George Washington Bridge to exact political revenge on a New Jersey mayor. Paul Berger, The Record, Read more

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GWB scandal: Gee Wiz, There was a traffic jam but was there a crime?

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GWB scandal: Gee Wiz, There was a traffic jam but was there a crime?

MARCH 25, 2014, 10:44 PM    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014, 10:45 PM
BY STEPHANIE AKIN
STAFF WRITER
THE RECORD

It was a traffic jam apparently created for political retribution — not an allegation of bribery or kickbacks — that set off the chain of events that has enveloped Governor Christie’s administration in a scandal that has threatened to derail his presidential ambitions.

Almost from the beginning of the scandal, there has been speculation about what laws may have been broken or what charges could be brought as the circumstances did not mesh with statutes typically called upon for political corruption cases.

In addition, all of the key parties have denied or are staying quiet about involvement. Christie has repeatedly said he did not know about the order to close the Fort Lee approach lanes to the George Washington Bridge. And an internal report commissioned by Christie and expected to be released shortly reportedly clears the governor of any involvement.

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