Mayor of Fort Lee, N.J., Meets With Federal Prosecutors Over Bridge Scandal
The mayor voluntarily met with members of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark on Friday to discuss the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last September
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich arrives for a news conference at Fort Lee, N.J., City Hall, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Sokolich called it "appalling" that the traffic jams appear to have been deliberately created at the George Washington Bridge for three days in September 2013. Chris Christie, in an attempt to avoid damage from a scandal that could undermine his presidential prospects, said Thursday he has fired a top aide who apparently created traffic jams as part of a political vendetta. Christie denied any knowledge of the scheme. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The mayor of the town where allies of Gov. Chris Christie created traffic jams last fall has met with federal prosecutors.
Tim Donohue, the lawyer for Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, confirmed the meeting in a statement issued Monday.
Donohue said Sokolich voluntarily met with members of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark on Friday to discuss the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last September. But Donohue said neither he nor Sokolich would provide further comment on the meeting due to the ongoing criminal investigation.
Emails and text messages subpoenaed by a New Jersey legislative committee have revealed that an aide to Christie emailed a high-level Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official and told him, "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee."
Published at 7:19 PM EDT on Feb 24, 2014