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Ex-Chris Christie aides sentenced in bridge revenge case

Ex-Chris Christie aides sentenced in bridge revenge case

Two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced Wednesday for their role in a political revenge plot involving traffic jams at the country's busiest bridge, a scandal that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations.

Bill Baroni, 45, was the first of two former Christie allies to be sentenced Wednesday after being convicted in November of all the counts against them, including wire fraud, conspiracy and using the bridge for improper purposes. He was sentenced to two years in prison.

Bridget Kelly, Christie's deputy chief of staff at the time of the traffic jams, was sentenced to 18 months. She was the author of the infamous email, “Time for some traffic...

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