Ex-Christie aide facing new sentencing in bridge scandal
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is facing resentencing for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.
Bridget Kelly is due in court Wednesday in Newark. She and Bill Baroni were convicted in 2016 in what prosecutors said was a plot to cause traffic jams near the bridge to punish a mayor who wouldn’t endorse Christie’s reelection.
Last fall, a federal appeals court tossed some of the counts against Kelly and Baroni but upheld the most serious ones.
Kelly’s attorneys argue her actions weren’t illegal.
Baroni had his sentence reduced from 24 months to 18 months in February and has begun serving his term.
Kelly was initially sentenced to 18 months. She and Baroni have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of their convictions.