TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A former appointee of Gov. Chris Christie was found in contempt Thursday by a legislative committee after he invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refused to answer questions.
David Wildstein asserted his right to remain silent on the advice of his lawyer. Wildstein refused to say where he previously worked and his lawyer said he would assert the right to remain silent to all questions.
“The committe has found him in contempt. It’s a misdemeanor, it will be referred to prosecutors for action. The committee’s going to continue its investigation,” Assembly Transportation Committee Chair John Wisniewski told WCBS 880 on Thursday afternoon.
Wildstein resigned last month as Christie’s No. 2 appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.