Saturday, September 10, 2016

Jury Selection Begins In 'Bridgegate' Trial Of Two Former Christie Aides

Jury selection began this week in the federal trial of two former top aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who are said to have orchestrated the traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 known as “Bridgegate.”
Potential jurors answering questionnaires in Jury Assembly Room on the first day of jury selection.  Artwork by Aggie Kenny

Judge Susan Wigenton who presides over the Bridgegate trial in Newark Federal Court. Artwork by Aggie Kenny

Bridget Anne Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, a Christie appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, are charged with fraud and conspiracy for allegedly planning the lane closures as an act of retribution against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, for not endorsing Christie’s bid for re-election.

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