Bridgegate: Christie aides Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly jailed

Two former associates of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have been jailed for their role in a political revenge plot dubbed Bridgegate.

Ex-Port Authority executive Bill Baroni was sentenced to two years for closing lanes on a busy New York City bridge.

Former Christie aide Bridget Kelly was handed a prison sentence of 18 months for her role in the 2013 scandal.

The traffic jam was arranged to target a local mayor who decided not to endorse Mr Christie’s re-election bid.

Kelly and Baroni were convicted in November on counts including wire fraud, conspiracy and misusing the bridge for improper purposes.

On Wednesday, Baroni told the judge he regretted his actions and that he had “failed”.


“I regret more than anything that I allowed myself to get caught up in this and fail to help those who need it,” Baroni said.

Ms Kelly testified that Governor Christie knew of…



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