Chris Christie Aides Found Guilty In Bridgegate Verdict
Two former Chris Christie aides were found guilty of all counts against them in the scandal known as Bridgegate. Bridget Kelly, Christie's former deputy chief of staff and Bill Baroni, Christie's appointee to the Port Authority, were charged with seven counts of conspiracy and wire fraud.
They were convicted for their roles in closing lanes at the George Washington Bridge, causing a massive traffic jam in a scheme of political revenge against a mayor who refused to endorse Christie for re-election as Governor of New Jersey.
The Washington Journal reports the trial went for six weeks and nearly 40 witnesses took the stand, including Kelly and Baroni in their own defense.
Baroni and Kelly face up to 20 years in prison. Sentencing was set for February 21.