Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni, who were found guilty of orchestrating 2013 traffic jam as political retaliation – had testified that the governor knew about the plot.
(ed:..that’s the way these things usually work – minions convicted do a sentencing-deal – so christie could be facing 20 yrs in the slammer..)
Two former aides to New Jersey governor Chris Christie were convicted on Friday of creating an epic traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for what prosecutors said was political revenge – capping a trial that cast doubt on Christie’s claims he knew nothing about the scheme.
Bridget Kelly – Christie’s former deputy chief of staff and Bill Baroni – a Christie appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey were found guilty of all counts against them.
The most serious charges carry up to 20 years in prison.
Sentencing was scheduled for 21 February.
A federal jury took five days to reach a verdict in the scandal that helped sink Christie’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination – though he has never been charged.