Lock them up: Jury finds two former Christie allies guilty in ‘Bridgegate’ trial
A jury has found two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie guilty on all charges related to their role in the illegal lane closings of the George Washington Bridge in 2013.
Bill Baroni, the former deputy executive director of the Port Authority, and Bridget Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, were both convicted for conspiring to close lanes on the bridge to retaliate against the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing their boss during his 2013 reelection bid.
What made this trial particularly interesting was that Baroni and Kelly both testified that Gov. Christie knew about the illegal lane closings either before they occurred or while they were taking place.
Christie, who was seen as a top contender to be named Donald Trump’s vice presidential nominee, currently heads Trump’s transition team and is due to campaign for the GOP presidential nominee in New Hampshire on Saturday.