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Two Former Aides to Chris Christie Convicted in Lane-Closure Scandal

Two of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s former key allies were found guilty Friday on all counts for their roles in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, capping a case that roiled state politics and captured national attention.

Christie’s ex-deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, and his former top Port Authority official, Bill Baroni, had faced nine counts of conspiracy and fraud stemming from the scheme to block access to the George Washington Bridge as a means to punish Democratic Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for not endorsing Christie’s re-election bid.

 

 

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