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Bridgegate: Christie aides found guilty on all counts

November 4, 2016 GMT

By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU

NEWARK - A federal jury found two former aides to Gov. Christie guilty of conspiring to misuse Port Authority of New York and New Jersey resources to cause tremendous traffic problems near the George Washington Bridge in September 2013 as part of a scheme to punish a local mayor.

Prosecutors accused Bridget Anne Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, Christie’s former top executive appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, of conspiring with former agency official David Wildstein to retaliate against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for his refusal to endorse Christie’s reelection campaign that year.

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