NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A guilty plea could soon come from the man who ordered the controversial lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.
David Wildstein, a former Port Authority director and a close associate of Gov. Chris Christie, could soon reportedly plead guilty to criminal charges in Newark federal court, where grand jurors are hearing testimony on the scandal, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reported.READ MORE: FDA Recommends 'Pause' For Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine After Rare Blood Clots Reported
Sources told CBS2 Wildstein was set to appear in U.S. District Court in Newark at 11 a.m. Friday, though no details of what would happen at the court hearing were available.
The September 2013 lane closures appear to be part of a political retribution plot against Fort Lee Mark Sokolich, who did not support Christie’s re-election bid. Christie, however, has repeatedly denied having any knowledge of the lane closures before they happened.