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High court skeptical of New Jersey 'Bridgegate' convictions

2 ex-aides to N.J. Gov. Christie sentenced to prison in Bridgegate case
Posted at 2:16 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 14:16:28-05

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seems skeptical of the convictions of two people involved in New Jersey's “Bridgegate” scandal where officials created a massive traffic jam as political payback.

The purpose was to punish a mayor who refused to endorse then-governor Chris Christie's reelection.

The justices suggested during arguments that the government had overreached in prosecuting Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni.

Both were convicted of fraud and conspiracy for artificially creating gridlock in Fort Lee in 2013 after its Democratic mayor declined to endorse the Republican governor.

After being sentenced to serve time in prison for her role in the scandal, Bridget Kelly told PIX11 she "never knew the extent" of the plans made.