Wisniewski Statement on Requests by Baroni’s and Wildstein’s Criminal Attorneys for More Time to Respond to Subpoenas
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 06:37 PM EST
Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) released the following statement Wednesday on requests by the criminal law attorneys hired by Bill Baroni and David Wildstein for more time to respond to subpoenas.
The subpoenas are related to unresolved questions surrounding the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's decision to close - without public notice - lanes to the George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee. Baroni and Wildstein recently resigned their Port Authority positions amid such questions.
“Upon consideration of the requests by the criminal law attorneys retained by Mr. Baroni and Mr. Wildstein for more time to comply with the subpoenas, I have decided to give them until Monday, Dec. 23 to respond.
“This is a reasonable courtesy extended to these newly hired criminal attorneys, but this is all the time I will allow. These subpoenas were issued six days ago and these documents should be easy to produce.”
The subpoenas sent to the other five Port Authority officials must still be complied with by tomorrow. (Thursday, Dec. 19).