NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a list of unindicted co-conspirators set to be released in the George Washington Bridge scandal (all times local):
Someone included in a list set to be released of people who were involved in the 2013 lane closures in New Jersey near the George Washington Bridge is going to court anonymously to try to stop it.
A motion filed late Thursday asks a federal judge to let the person identified as John Doe to anonymously intervene to stop release of a list of unindicted co-conspirators.
A judge ordered the government to release the list by Friday at noon after a media request from organizations including The Associated Press.
The attorney for the anonymous man says that releasing the list will brand him as a criminal without giving him due process.
Bruce Rosen, an attorney for the media companies, says they will oppose the motion.
Media organizations are asking federal prosecutors to release a list of people who knew about the 2013 lane closures near the George Washington Bridge but weren’t involved.
This week, a judge responded to a media request from organizations including The Associated Press and ordered the government to release a separate list of unindicted co-conspirators.
Bruce Rosen, an attorney for the media organizations, says he has requested a copy of the other list, which was created by federal investigators. He says the organizations will seek a court order to release the document if prosecutors don’t provide it.
Attorneys for two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie charged in the conspiracy have been given both lists. The two are accused of closing lanes near the bridge as political retribution.
A spokesman for prosecutors didn’t immediately return a request for comment.