A federal judge has loosened the lid of secrecy on a U.S. Attorney’s probe into legislative pork-barrel spending by ordering that certain members of the New Jersey Legislature may be briefed on the contents of a raft of wide-targeted subpoenas.

U.S. District Judge Mary Cooper granted a motion to allow Office of Legislative Services director Albert Porroni to tell a bipartisan commission which documents are sought, so legislators implicated in the investigation can decide whether and to what extent to comply.

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