Resentencing Set for Former Christie Aide in Bridge Scandal


A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be resentenced next month for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

A judge has set sentencing for March 29 for Bridget Kelly.

The former deputy chief of staff to Christie was sentenced two years ago to 18 months in prison for the plot to create traffic jams in 2013 to punish a mayor who didn’t endorse Christie.

Christie wasn’t charged, but the scandal damaged his chances for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

An appeals court threw out civil rights convictions against Kelly and co-defendant Bill Baroni last fall and ordered a resentencing. A judge this week reduced Baroni’s sentence from 24 months to 18 months.

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