Verdict reached in New Jersey Bridgegate trial
Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni are on trial fighting charges they worked together to close access lanes to the George Washington Bridge to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, N.J., for not endorsing New Jersey Gov. Christie for re-election in 2013. The verdict is expected to be announced soon. Ref. USAToday.
Two former officials linked to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s office were sentenced Wednesday for their role in the 2013 Bridgegate lane closure controversy.
Bridget Anne Kelly, former deputy chief of staff in Christie's office, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Earlier in the day, Bill Baroni, former deputy executive director of the Port Authority, was sentenced to 24 months in prison.
The charges stemmed from the abrupt closure of local traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge, one of the world's busiest bridges, for four days in September 2013. The lane closures caused severe traffic delays and endangered commuters between Manhattan and New Jersey, court documents said.
Christie has not charged with a crime in relation to Bridgegate. Ref. CNN.
Chris Christie gives new meaning to living off the fat of the land or in this case the tears of tax payers and rightful citizens of this country who should be able to enjoy nature just as much as he does!
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Chris Christie says he spent 7 days in ICU before recovering from COVID. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday he spent 7 days in an intensive care unit before recovering from COVID-19 in a new statement that details the severity of his case and urges people to take the pandemic seriously. “Having had this virus, I can also assure those who have not had it of… Source 4m.