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BridgeGate Bust: Prosecutors Find No Cause to Charge Gov. Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, has been plagued by allegations he was aware of the September 2013 lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, known as Bridgegate.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, has been plagued by allegations he was aware of the September 2013 lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, known as Bridgegate.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, has been plagued by allegations he was aware of the September 2013 lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, known as Bridgegate.

Bergen County prosecutors announced on Friday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will not face any criminal charges related to BridgeGate. The complaint was filed over the lane closure on the George Washington Bridge.

The complaint was filed with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office by Willian Brennan, a former Teaneck firefighter. It alleged that Gov. Christie did not report the lanes were closed as part of a political revenge plot to punish a mayor who did not endorse his landslide reelection in 2013. The official reason given for the closures at the time was that it was part of a traffic study, though emails and testimony later revealed two aides were pivotal in the plot.

They were convicted in federal court this past November.

The Bergen County Persecutor’s Office sent a letter to Judge Bonnie Mizdol, which stated they would not pursue charges against the governor. Gov. Christie has always denied any wrongdoing in the case.

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Rich, the People's Pundit, is the Data Journalism Editor at PPD and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model. He is also the Director of Big Data Poll, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract."

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