Bridgegate

BURNED BRIDGES: Post-sentencing, Wildstein ribs former ally Christie over his approval ratings

Chris Christie is getting it from all ends these days, Save Jerseyans, including from the so-called architect of the Bridgegate scandal that brought the New Jersey governor’s approval ratings down from the post-Sandy stratosphere into the political basement. A little more than a week after his own sentencing in federal court, former Port Authority official, […]

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BREAKING: Wildstein skates with 3 years of probation, restitution for Bridgagate

It’s official, Save Jerseyans…. For #Bridgegate, David Wildstein got… (1) 3 years of probation, (2) 500 hours community service, and (3) a $10,000 fine. Amazing. — Matt Rooney (@MattRooneyNJ) July 12, 2017 #Bridgegate 3 years probation for david WILDSTEIN plus $14k restitution and $10k fine. 500 hrs community service @CBSNewYork — Meg Baker (@megbakertv) July […]

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POLL: Bridgegate ‘Mastermind’ Wildstein is likely to avoid jail time. Is that fair? Or a farce?

David Wildstein will finally be sentenced today, Save Jerseyans, but the admitted “mastermind” of the Bridgegate scandal is unlikely to see the inside of a jail cell. “Put simply, were it not for Wildstein’s decision to cooperate and disclose the true nature of the lane reductions, there likely would have been no prosecutions related to […]

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Feds say Bridgegate mastermind should not get prison time

NEWARK–Federal prosecutors have urged a judge to spare David Wildstein, their key witness in the Bridgegate scandal, from any prison time. In a letter publicly released this morning, the U.S. Attorney’s office cited Wildstein’s “very substantial and extremely useful assistance” in the investigation that ultimately led to the convictions of two former members of Gov. […]


Wildstein sentencing in Bridgegate scandal is postponed

NEWARK–The sentencing next week of David Wildstein, a key figure in the Bridgegate scandal, has been postponed until next month. The delay until July 12 was approved by U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton after a scheduling conference with prosecutors and the defense on Monday. Wildstein, 55, who pleaded guilty for his role in the case […]



BRIDGEGATE: Baroni Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

“This is a sad day for state of NJ… [w]hat occurred in September 2013 was an outrageous abuse of power,” the federal judge sentencing former State Senator Bill Baroni said earlier today upon sentencing him to two years in prison. Baroni, who served as deputy executive director of the Port Authority at the time of […]

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POLL: What Should the Court Do With Baroni and Kelly?

Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly are in court tomorrow (Wednesday 3/29) for sentencing hearings, Save Jerseyans, and as we told you yesterday, the State is requesting three years in jail for the pair’s Bridgegate-related crimes. The defense is seeking probation. The sentence is likely to be controversial either way. Let’s see what YOU think…. — […]

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Prosecutors Want 3 Years in Prison for Baroni, Kelly

Prosecutors will seek three (3) years in prison for Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly at their Wednesday sentencing hearing, Save Jerseyans. “Time and time again, Baroni and Kelly displayed a shocking disregard for the public safety risks that the traffic caused,” the Bridgegate prosecution reportedly argued in its filings, for crimes which the state […]

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Nor’easter Postpones Bridgegate Defendants’ Sentencing

William Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly were scheduled for a sentencing hearing today, Save Jerseyans. Nature had other plans. The hearing has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 29, 2017; Baroni will go at 10:30 a.m. and Kelly’s will follow at Noon. Both former Christie World figures were convicted of multiple charges back on November 4th; […]

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For Second Time, Bergen Prosecutor Declines to Pursue Christie in Court

Twice, a Bergen County Judge attempted to breathe life into a citizen’s criminal complaint lodged against Chris Christie. Now, twice, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is declining to pursue the charges, effectively killing the criminal proceedings in their tracks. Brian Murray, Press Secretary for Governor Chris Christie, issued the following statement after the Thursday announcement: This […]

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‘Christie On The Griddle!’ with Rooney, Spadea & The Chasing News Team

The long shadow of Bridgegate continues to dog New Jersey Governor Chris Christie despite his fervent efforts to move beyond the scandal and reassert himself on the national stage. On Thursday, Save Jersey Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney spoke with Bill Spadea and the Fox29/My9 Chasing News Team to help break down the latest developments…. — _____

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Judge again finds probable cause in Christie case

Christie Administration slaps back, says it’s a violation of the law — For the second time, Save Jerseyans, a Bergen judge is insisting that there’s probable cause for a citizen’s complaint alleging official misconduct on the part of Governor Chris Christie to proceed. Judge Roy McGeady ruled similarly in October but a Superior Court Judge had […]

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Court denies request for special prosecutor in Christie criminal complaint case

Bergen County Judge Bonnie Mizdol isn’t signing off on a special prosecutor for Chris Christie. Superior Court Judge Mizdol issued her highly-anticipated ruling on Friday after oral argument earlier in the week. The motion related to a citizen’s criminal complaint, filed by activist Bill Brennan, alleging that the Governor is guilty of wrongdoing in the Bridgegate scandal. […]

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Trump son-in-law praised pal Wildstein for Bridgegate stunt, report says

TRENTON — President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law once praised the admitted mastermind behind the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, calling him a “badass” for his role in the scheme, according to an e-mail obtained by The Washington Post. Jared Kushner, the husband of Trump’s oldest daughter and who has served as the incoming president’s confidant, […]