Closing Arguments in “BridgeGate” Trial Today

Closing arguments begin today in Newark as the six-week “Bridgegate” federal trail of Governor Chris Christie’s allies Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni moves into the final chapter. Both Kelly and Baroni are accused of conspiring with David Wildstein, Baroni’s former deputy at the Port Authority, to closing access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in September 2013 over five mornings to punish Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for not endorsing Christie’s re-election campaign. According to North Jersey news on Tuesday, in a closed-door session with U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton, “lawyers hammered out language for the judge’s instructions to the jury.” Attorneys objected when judge Wigneton decided that prosecutors do not need to prove that Kelly and Baroni closed the bridge as an act of retribution. Prosecutors “must prove only that the pair deliberately missued” the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Summations will continue on Monday.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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