A Look At Week 1 In The New Jersey 'Bridgegate' Trial

Sep 23, 2016

The trial in New Jersey’s “Bridgegate” scandal got underway this past week.

A federal court is considering conspiracy and fraud charges against two former associates of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. They’re accused of arranging lane closures that caused a huge traffic jam on the busy George Washington Bridge in 2013 as revenge against a mayor who didn’t endorse Christie’s re-election bid.

They pleaded not guilty, and Christie is not charged in the case, although federal prosecutors allege he knew what was going on.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson gets the latest from Joe Hernandez of WHYY.

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Joe Hernandez, reporter covering South Jersey for WHYY. He tweets @byJoeHernandez. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.