GWB Authority Wants Memo Sealed In Criminal Case

NEWARK (AP) -

The authority that runs the George Washington Bridge wants to keep secret a law firm’s memo sought by a defendant in the criminal case stemming from lane closures.

Bill Baroni, a former Port Authority executive, has sought to unseal a memo from Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher that advised the authority on how to respond to subpoenas on finances.

In a brief filed Friday, the Port Authority said the memo isn’t relevant. Baroni’s “argument boils down to the absurd proposition that anything having to do with the Port Authority and the State of New Jersey is relevant to the indictment.”