Christie faces official misconduct complaint for bridge case, appeals

There's a potentially major turning point coming out of the George Washington Bridgegate scandal trial.

Click here to read complaint summons #S-2016-001008-0219 which shows a first appearance hearing scheduled for Monday, Oct. 24, at the Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

The judge signed the summons and now, the case goes to the Bergen County prosecutor's office, which will decide whether the case will lead to an indictment. Click here for details on New Jersey's criminal justice process.

Christie did not have a public schedule for Thursday but spokesperson Brian T. Murray put out this statement: "This is a dishonorable complaint filed by a known serial complainant and political activist with a history of abusing the judicial system. The simple fact is the Governor had no knowledge of the lane realignments either before they happened or while they were happening. This matter has already been thoroughly investigated by three separate independent investigations. The ruling is being appealed immediately."