New Jersey 101.5 video

NEWARK — A federal judge will rule next month on whether to release confidential documents related to the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial.

Several media organizations filed a motion to have the documents unsealed.

Those include a list of unindicted coconspirators in the case.

Two former allies of Gov. Chris Christie were convicted in an alleged political revenge plot. Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly are scheduled to be sentenced in February, but have appealed their convictions.

U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton wrote in a filing this week that she'll decide on whether to unseal the documents by Jan. 17.

Also next month, a Superior Court judge will hear arguments on whether to dismiss a criminal complaint filed by a Bergen County resident against Christie. The complaint charges Christie with official misconduct based on testimony heard at the federal trial. A judge already ruled that there was enough evidence to allow the case to proceed, but denied the resident's request to appoint a special prosecutor.


Sign up for the Newsletter

Get the best of delivered to your inbox every day.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)