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12/11/2014 07:19 pm ET Updated Dec 11, 2014

Bridge Scandal Prosecutors Could Use Fraud Statute to Charge Christie Associates

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Federal prosecutors investigating the lane closings at the George Washington Bridge last year are considering charges based on a rarely used provision of a fraud statute, under which they could argue that associates of Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey used the bridge for a purpose other than its intended one, according to people close to the case.

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