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

Bridge Scandal Prosecutors Could Use Fraud Statute to Charge Christie Associates


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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