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Christie's Bridge Scandal Legal Bills Exceed $7 Million

Friday, 15 Aug 2014 08:52 PM

 

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s office has incurred fees of at least $6.5 million for one firm’s legal work related to the George Washington Bridge traffic-jam scandal.

Invoices from 11 firms were released today by the office of John Hoffman, New Jersey’s acting attorney general.

New York-based Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s tally came to $6.52 million through April for work including a 360-page report that concluded Christie had no prior knowledge of politically motivated tie-ups at the bridge’s approach in Fort Lee.

Other firms prepared 17 clients, including some high- ranking Christie staff members, who were subpoenaed by a legislative investigatory committee. Those expenses exceeded $660,000.

Contacted by e-mail, Kevin Roberts, a spokesman for Christie, declined to comment.

Christie’s office hired Gibson Dunn in January, after e- mails linked some aides and allies to four September days of gridlock in a town whose Democratic mayor hadn’t endorsed the Republican governor for re-election. The review put the blame on Bridget Anne Kelly, an ex-Christie chief of staff, and David Wildstein, a former projects director at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the bridge.

The bridge incident touched off ongoing investigations by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman in Newark, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in addition to the legislative panel in New Jersey.

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