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Gov. Chris Christie could be held criminally liable for the death of a 91-year-old woman

  • April 1, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie could be held criminally liable for the death of a 91-year-old woman, who was a victim of the closure of two lanes on the George Washington Bridge in 2013, this coming from Lawyer and Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz. Professor Dershowitz appeared on CNN, Thursday, where he insisted prosecutors could hold Christie liable for “willful negligence.” In addition, he recommended that he be prosecuted in New York, due to the governor’s history of taking revenge.

Professor Dershowitz, had this to say, “The people who originated the traffic jams and approved them are guilty and probably guilty of crimes,” Dershowitz asserted. “Their actions led directly to very significant harms, particularly if they can demonstrate that the woman died as a result of the traffic jam.”

There is a paper trail connecting staff members, who were aware of the traffic jam, and let it transpire. The plan was crafted and executed by members of Christie’s inner circle, and also Port Authority employees. Professor Dershowitz argues that those who are culpable may “save themselves,” and seek a deal with prosecutors in exchange for testimony implicating Christie. Implication could arise from something as vague as creating the atmosphere in which staffers presumed that the governor would approve of revenge against the mayor of Fort Lee.

“There is a concept known as willful blindness,” he continued. “It depends on the evidence and whether the two people he fired decide to get revenge and say, ‘Wait a minute, we are not taking the fall for this whole thing.’”

Here are some great links to other article surrounding this controversy.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/dershowitz-christie-should-lawyer-up-prepare-for-criminal-prosecution-over-bridgegate/
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/bridget_kellys_attorney_accuses.html
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/chris-christies-lawyers-clear-governor-expand-bridge-scandal/story?id=23080788