The Supreme Court on Thursday threw out the convictions of two political insiders involved in New Jersey’s “Bridgegate” scandal, saying that “not every corrupt act by state or local officials is a federal crime.”
FOX 5 was given rare access to the GWB, joined by the team at the Port Authority that oversees it, for a one-of-a-kind look at the “Restoring the George” project. It’s a roughly $2 billion, ten-year program consisting of eleven major projects. The goal is to rehabilitate essentially the entire structure.
The justices listened to arguments that the government had overreached in prosecuting Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni. Both were convicted of fraud and conspiracy for artificially creating gridlock in Fort Lee in 2013 after its Democratic mayor declined to endorse the Republican governor.
The tolls on bridges and tunnels connecting New York City to northern New Jersey are going up in 2010 to help fund more than $30 billion in capital projects.