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Ex-Christie aide gets 13 months in Bridgegate scandal

Posted at 4:30 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 16:30:52-04

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s former deputy chief of staff was resentenced to 13 months for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton resentenced Bridget Kelly in federal court Wednesday in Newark.

Kelly cried as she asked the judge to consider the impact of imprisonment on her children.

Kelly and co-defendant Bill Baroni were convicted in 2016 in what prosecutors and a co-conspirator say was a plot to cause traffic jams near the bridge to punish a mayor who wouldn’t endorse Christie’s reelection.

A federal appeals court last fall tossed some of the counts against Kelly and Baroni but upheld the most serious ones.

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.