A jury Friday found two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) guilty on all counts in the Bridgegate trial. Bridget Anne Kelly, Christie's former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, the former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, each faced seven counts, including conspiracy and fraud, for their involvement in the 2013 lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. After a seven-week trial, the jury determined both Kelly and Baroni were guilty of helping to "orchestrate massive traffic tie-ups" at the bridge after the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey, where the bridge access lanes are located, declined to endorse Christie in his re-election race that year. Christie maintained in a statement Friday he had "no knowledge" of and "no role in" the lane closures.
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