Christie Bridge Scandal Cases Seen Built on Coverup

Overview


Stephen Ryan, as a former federal prosecutor, assessed the New Jersey George Washington Bridge scandal by saying that “the classic way that people get prosecuted for a matter like this is because they lied to federal or state investigators, or a legislative body. The most likely crime is a false statement to a government investigator, and that’s what would be prosecuted, as opposed to the underlying perverse act of messing with bridge traffic.” Mr. Ryan added that he has not yet seen public facts “that clearly indicate a crime was committed.”