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Person on ‘Bridgegate’ co-conspirator list aims to block Friday’s release of names

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At least one of the people involved but not criminally charged for their role in the politically motivated 2013 lane closures of the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey — known as the “Bridgegate” scandal — wants to keep a list of unindicted co-conspirators from becoming public.

A judge has ordered federal prosecutors to make the list public by noon Friday.

Someone included on the list filed a court motion late Thursday asking to intervene anonymously to block its release, arguing it would unfairly brand them a criminal.

An attorney for the media companies including The Associated Press that successfully fought for release of the document says they will oppose the motion.

The U.S. attorney’s office, which brought the indictment against two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie, had opposed the release of the names over individual privacy concerns.