Report: U.S. attorney to open inquiry into Christie bridge scandal

A federal preliminary inquiry is forthcoming, says the New York Times

Published January 9, 2014 4:20PM (EST)

Chris Christie              (AP/Rich Schultz)
Chris Christie (AP/Rich Schultz)

The long arm of the law may soon make an entrance into the unfolding scandal involving Chris Christie and lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.

According to a report from the New York Times, federal prosecutors in New Jersey are planning "a preliminary inquiry" into the scandal.

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A source with knowledge of the plans said that the United States attorney for New Jersey, Paul J. Fishman, would announce the investigation on Thursday morning.

The decision to open an inquiry came after the matter was referred to the office by the inspector general for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the bridge, the source said.


By Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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