Bridgegate

Yesterday, two former aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni, were sentenced to prison due to their roles in 2013’s Bridgegate scandal, where access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey were closed for days which caused some serious traffic jams. Prosecutors are saying that Christie’s team shut down the lanes in response to the lack of support for Christie’s re election. Christie’s team deemed the situation as a “traffic study”. Baroni will spend 2 years behind bars and be required to serve 500 hours of community service. Kelly was sentenced to 18 months in prison and one year of probation. Both said they will file appeals.

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