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Federal judge formally ends 'Bridgegate' criminal case

Jun. 12, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge formally brought an end Friday to the criminal case stemming from the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal known as “Bridgegate.” An order published Friday dismissed the indictments against Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly, whose 2016 corruption...

High court dismissals don't bring close to 'Bridgegate' saga

Jun. 11, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The “Bridgegate” saga isn’t over yet, even though a federal judge is expected to officially end the criminal case against three defendants who were convicted or pleaded guilty. A lawsuit filed in 2014 by some residents and businesses in Fort Lee claiming their...

FILE - This combination of March 29, 2017 file photos shows Bridget Kelly, left, and Bill Baroni leaving federal court after sentencing in Newark, N.J. The Supreme Court has thrown out the convictions of the two political insiders involved in New Jersey's

Unanimous Supreme Court throws out 'Bridgegate' convictions

May. 7, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court on Thursday threw out the convictions of two political insiders involved in the “Bridgegate” scandal that ultimately derailed the 2016 president bid of their ally, then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The justices said there was evidence of...