Judge: Co-conspirators in bridge scandal should be revealed

NEWARK, N.J. – A federal judge in New Jersey has ruled that a list of unindicted co-conspirators should be made public in the case of two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie charged in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton said Tuesday it’s in the public’s interest for the government to disclose the list. The ruling came after a lawsuit filed by media organizations, including The Associated Press.

Christie’s former deputy chief of staff Bridget Kelly and former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official Bill Baroni were indicted last spring on wire fraud and civil rights deprivation charges. They’re accused of creating traffic jams near the bridge to punish a Democratic mayor for not endorsing Christie. They deny the charges.

Christie hasn’t been charged.