Taxpayers’ bill reaches $10M for Christie’s bridge case fees

New Jersey taxpayers have spent more than $10 million for legal services for Gov. Chris Christie’s administration in the George Washington Bridge lane closure case still pending against two former Christie allies.

The updated total became known Friday after the state released details for the first time on the more than $2 million paid over the last two years for a digital forensics firm. Stronz Friedberg is also still owed money by the Republican governor’s 2013 re-election campaign.

Millions of dollars more have been spent on outside lawyers by a state legislative committee and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Two former Christie allies are accused of orchestrating lane closings to the bridge in September 2013 to punish a local mayor for not endorsing Christie’s re-election bid.

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