- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 24, 2019

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The latest on the resentencing of a former aide to ex-Gov. Chris Christie convicted for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scheme (all times local):

4:10 p.m.

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.


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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.

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1 a.m.

A one-time aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is facing resentencing for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

Bridget Kelly is due in court Wednesday in Newark. She and co-defendant Bill Baroni were convicted in 2016 in what prosecutors and a co-conspirator said was a plot to cause traffic jams near the bridge to punish a mayor who wouldn’t endorse Christie’s reelection.

Last fall a federal appeals court 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. She and Baroni both have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their appeal of their convictions .

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