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Sun May 10, 2015, 11:37 AM

29. While Christie Is Busy "Squeezing The Orange"....

hopefully the U.S. Attorney's Office is doing some squeezing of their own.

‘Unindicted’ and anonymous: Names of possible co-conspirators in GWB case could come out at trial

When federal prosecutors charged three former allies of Governor Christie's with orchestrating vengeful lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, they created a series of looming questions: Who are the unidentified “others” that court papers indicate were also involved in the conspiracy? Why weren’t they charged too? Are they still working in government? And when, if ever, will their names be known?

Legal experts say that, if the case goes to trial, there’s a good chance prosecutors will have to reveal the identities of those “unindicted co-conspirators,” whom U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman has confirmed exist. And depending on who is on the list, the revelations could carry further political consequences for the Christie administration far beyond the courtroom.

They could also play into the defense strategy of Bill Baroni, former deputy executive director at the Port Authority, and Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, both of whom have pleaded not guilty to charges that they purposely caused traffic jams in Fort Lee in September 2013 to get back at the borough’s mayor for not endorsing Christie. Another former Port Authority official, David Wildstein, has pleaded guilty.

Kelly said in her first public remarks that it would be “ludicrous” to believe she was the only one in the governor’s office who knew about the lane closings, suggesting she is being singled out. And Baroni’s attorneys said they want to know who else the government believes is involved but decided not to charge.

“The government will not prosecute Mr. Baroni in a vacuum,” attorneys Michael Baldassare and Jennifer Mara said in a statement Thursday. Baroni “will use every means available to discover who the prosecution thinks was involved,” the lawyers wrote, adding that their client is innocent.


Read the rest here: http://www.northjersey.com/news/unindicted-and-anonymous-names-of-possible-co-conspirators-in-gwb-case-could-come-out-at-trial-1.1330469

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