David Wildstein, a former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy on Friday in connection to the Bridgegate scandal, according to a press release by the Department of Justice.
Christie is an ex officio trustee of the University.
Wildstein faces up to 15 years in prison and fines.
Bill Baroni, former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Bridget Anne Kelly, a former Christie chief of staff, have also been indicted in connection with the scandal.
Alan Zegas, Wildstein's attorney, said on Friday that Christie had knowledge of the George Washington Bridge lane closures before they happened, according to NJ Advance Media, which is contrary to what Christie has said on multiple occasions.
Wildstein's guilty plea could indicate that he may be cooperating with prosecutors, according to Bloomberg.