- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on jury deliberations in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial (all times local):

2 p.m.

A jury has finished a third day of deliberations in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial.

Jurors wrapped up early Wednesday afternoon and will return to work Thursday. They began their deliberations Monday afternoon.

The jury is weighing the fate of two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie charged with scheming to punish a mayor who didn’t endorse the Republican governor in 2013.

Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni are charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, civil rights violations and misusing the bridge. The most serious charge carries a 20-year maximum prison sentence.

They testified that they thought the closure of access lanes was part of a traffic study.

Jurors on Tuesday appeared to be wrestling with the law surrounding the top two counts in the indictment.

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11:15 a.m.

Jurors have resumed deliberations in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial.

The panel went back to work Wednesday morning.

Jurors appeared to be wrestling with the law surrounding the top two counts in the indictment during their first full day of deliberations on Tuesday.

The jury is weighing the fate of two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie charged with scheming to punish a mayor who didn’t endorse Christie in 2013.

Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni are charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, civil rights violations and misusing the bridge to retaliate against a mayor who didn’t endorse Christie. The most serious charge carries a 20-year maximum prison sentence.

They testified that they thought the closure of access lanes was part of a traffic study.

Deliberations began Monday afternoon.

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12:10 a.m.

Jurors will resume deliberations Wednesday in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial.

On their first full day of deliberations Tuesday, jurors appeared to be wrestling with the law surrounding the top two counts in the indictment against two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni are charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, civil rights violations and misusing the bridge to retaliate against a mayor who didn’t endorse Christie.

They testified that they thought the closure of access lanes was part of a traffic study.

On Tuesday, jurors asked the judge if they could convict the defendants of causing the traffic jams if they acquitted them of the conspiracy count. They also asked about what role the motive of the alleged scheme should play.

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