After months of dodging the court through legal maneuverings, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will face justice over the 2013 “Bridgegate” scandal that sent two of his closest aids to prison.
A New Jersey judge ruled on Thursday that a criminal complaint against Gov. Christie over the scandal can move forward, Business Insider reported.
Christie’s first court appearance in the case is set for March 10, according to the report.
In November, two former Christie associates were found guilty for their roles in plotting the lane closures in an act of political retribution against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, who had endorsed Christie’s opponent in the gubernatorial election.
During the trial, prosecutors and witnesses argued that Christie knew about his associates’ plot, although Christie has not been charged with a crime and has maintained he had no knowledge of the plan.
The scandal, which plagued the Governor’s bid during the Republican primaries, has contributed to his consistently low approval ratings throughout his second term as governor.
This time he finally gets to face justice.