Former N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Still Owes $1 Million For ‘Bridgegate’ Scandal Litigation Debts
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his campaign still owe $1 million legal debt years after he left office in disgrace.
While the legal fees are mainly attributed to now resolved “Bridgegate” scandal federal subpoenas for almost 20 members of Christie’s cabinet led to nearly $1 million in debt.
According to its latest filing, which is from last month, Christie’s 2013 campaign owes $651,305 to the law firm of Squire Patton Boggs and $364,103 to the digital forensics firm Stroz Friedberg.
Stroz Friedberg has since changed its name to Aon’s Cyber Solutions.
Shortly after Christie won the New Jersey governorship in 2013, over 20 of his staff members were served with subpoenas in the Bridgegate scandal.
Allegations included fraud and conspiracy surrounded Christie’s staff’s decision to block the landmark George Washington Bridge, creating a multilane standstill of traffic for hours in retaliation for a local mayor’s decision not to endorse Christie.
Three staffer were convicted, but in a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court later overturned the lower court’s ruling.