Bridge Scandal Committee Has Over A Dozen New Subpoenas


The New Jersey Legislature’s committee investigating last September’s lane closures on the George Washington Bridge issued second round of subpoenas to over a dozen individuals and organizations including the office of Gov. Chris Christie (R) and several close aides to the governor. A source at the State House gave TPM a list of 18 subpoenas Monday that they said were sent out by the committee.

Four of the subpoenas that are being sent in this second round are going to some of the same individuals and organizations who received some of the first 20 subpoenas sent by the committee. Another source with knowledge of the investigation told TPM that, in those cases, the committee is requesting “additional material.”

Earlier today, the source in the State House told TPM the committee could send “about a dozen” subpoenas. The committee did not discuss the new subpoenas in open session during its meeting Monday. However, afterward, Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D), one of the co-chairs of the committee, told reporters the committee would be sending out “more than 12” new subpoenas.

A third source familiar with the investigation told TPM the committee will officially release the names of those who have received subpoenas after the have been served as it did with the initial round of subpoenas. Some Democrats have alleged the lane closures were ordered by Christie’s allies to retaliate against a mayor who declined to endorse the governor’s re-election bid.

Read the full list of new subpoenas below:

* Chris Christie for Governor, the governor’s re-election campaign

* Christie’s office

* Regina Egea, director of the authorities unit, governor’s office

* Nicole Crifo, senior counsel to the authorities unit, governor’s

* Jeanne Ashmore, director of constituent relations, governor’s

* Rosemary Iannacone, director of operations, governor’s office

* Barbara Panebianco, executive assistant to Bridget Anne Kelly,
governor’s office

* Custodian of records, State Police aviation unit

* William “Pat” Schuber, commissioner at the Port Authority

* Bill Baroni, former deputy executive director at the Port

* Custodian of records, Port Authority

* Steve Coleman, deputy director of media relations, Port

* Phillip Kwon, deputy general counsel, Port Authority

* John Ma, chief of staff to Executive Director Patrick Foye, Port

* Matthew Bell, special assistant to former Deputy Executive
Director Bill Baroni, Port Authority

* Gretchen DiMarco, assistant to Baroni, Port Authority

* Arielle Schwarz, special assistant to former Director of
Interstate Capital Projects David Wildstein, Port Authority

* Mark Muriello, assistant director of Tunnels, Bridges &
Terminals, Port Authority

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