Wildstein Invokes Fifth Amendment Protections Before Assembly Transportation Committee

Former Port Authority of NY/NJ official David Wildstein  invoked his rights against self incrimination under the U.S. and New Jersey constitutions in declining to answer any questions posed by Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John Wisniewski at a hearing that started moments after Governor Chris Christie’s press conference concluded.

Wisniewski  advised Wildstein and his attorney Alan Zegas that the committee rules and state statute do not allow for invoking fifth amendment protections. Zegas advised his client not to answer question, stating that the constitutions supersede the statute.

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The committee held Wildstein in contempt.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: NJ State Legislature, Port Authority | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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