Prosecutors say Figueroa, 33, kidnapped a former girlfriend in Pennsylvania, raped her at a rest stop in New Jersey, set fire to a car dealership in Paterson then led police on a high-speed chase across the GWB.
The New Jersey state committee investigating the scandal at the George Washington Bridge is set to hear from one of Governor Christie’s top aides.
The review released Friday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that the authority waited more than a year to conduct 47 inspections on bridges identified in earlier examinations as having conditions that, if ignored, could become dangerous.
A new poll shows approval of Christie among New Jersey residents hovering at 51 percent.
The report finds former Port Authority official David Wildstein and ex-Christie aide Bridget Kelly were behind the closures.
The work will include replacing the 82-year-old bridge’s 592 suspender ropes and rehabilitating all of the span’s main cables. New technology will warn engineers of potential structural problems.
A review by The Associated Press has concluded that a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge deliberately orchestrated by members of Gov. Chris Christie’s staff did not lead to anyone’s death or seriously compromise their medical care.
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich has launched more claims against Governor Chris Christie’s administration.
The governor has maintained that he knew nothing of the lane closures until a state legislative panel began investigating.
The subpoenas will force Christie’s political arm to turn over such things as: emails, texts, phone messages, and records dealing with the decision to close access lanes from Fort Lee to the bridge in September – if they indeed exist.
Gov. Chris Christie’s favorite rock star had something to say about the bridge scandal that’s cost a couple Christie loyalists their jobs.
The New Jersey lawmaker heading up the state investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures has raised the possibility of impeachment if the probe uncovers ties to Gov. Chris Christie.
The documents show that as soon as the lanes on the bridge were shut down a slew of angry emails began flooding into the Port Authority.
Gov. Chris Christie, Bridget Anne Kelly, Bill Baroni, David Wildstein and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are named as defendants in the lawsuit. The complaint says the defendants partook in “willful, wanton, arbitrary and egregious official conduct.”
A subpoena was issued Tuesday to David Wildstein ordering him to appear before an Assembly panel on Jan. 9, Assemblyman John Wisniewski announced Tuesday.