Judge Orders Feds to Release List of NJ Bridgegate Conspirators

A federal judge ordered New Jersey prosecutors Tuesday to release their list of suspected Bridgegate conspirators, NBC News reported.

The ruling was a victory for a consortium of media outfits that had been pushing the feds to publicly identify the "unindicted co-conspirators" who allegedly conspired to snarl traffic on the George Washington Bridge three years ago to punish a New Jersey mayor for not endorsing the re-election of Gov. Chris Christie.

"My clients are pleased that the Court has ordered the turnover of the list," said attorney Bruce Rosen, who represented the media groups, including NBC Universal.

Prosecutors had argued that releasing the names could tar the reputations of innocent individuals. But the judge noted in court papers that the names on the list belonged to people for "whom the Government has sufficient evidence to designate as having joined the conspiracy."

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