David Wildstein, a former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive appointed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), pleaded guilty Friday to two conspiracy counts in the so-called “BridgeGate” scandal.
Wildstein signed a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey on Jan. 21. The former Port Authority executive admitted to directing lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September 2013 in order to punish Mark Sokolich, the mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey who refused to endorse Christie’s re-election effort.
Read information about Wildstein’s plea and his plea agreement below: