Wildstein Gets Probation for Bridgegate Role

Bill Baroni, Gov Christie and David Wildstein

David Wildstein, the central figure in the Bridgegate scandal, was sentenced to three years probation today, according to a statement by Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

Wildstein pleaded guilty to the federal Bridgegate charges levied against him and testified at the trial of former Christie Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Ann Kelly and former Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni.  Kelly and Baroni were both convicted and are appealing.

In arguing for a non-custodial sentence for Wildstein, federal prosecutors said that without Wildstein’s guilty plea and cooperation there likely would have been no prosecution in the Bridgegate matter.

Posted: July 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Wildstein Gets Probation for Bridgegate Role”

  1. So the said at 9:15 am on July 13th, 2017:

    two underlings will likely go to jail as the fall guys, for the bigger and more powerful. What else is new? They always find somebody to throw under the bus, so that they can continue to be in- charge/ keep that extra paycheck/run for even higher office, for example. Politics sucks, now more than ever.

  2. ChicagoXile said at 11:42 am on July 15th, 2017:

    No one should go to jail for this nothingburger of an issue that’s consumed the NJ libt*rds for years. Corzine should be the one in jail.