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2 indicted, 1 guilty plea in connection with Bridgegate scandal

U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced the Bridgegate-related indictments of Bill Baroni, the former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Bridget Anne Kelly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff, on Friday on multiple counts of conspiracy for their involvement in the politically motivated closure of three lanes onto the George Washington Bridge and subsequent coverup in 2013.

The indictments come after David Wildstein, Christie's childhood friend and a former top official at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, pled guilty Friday morning to two counts of conspiracy for his role in the scandal. At the press conference, Fishman said that Baroni, Kelly, and Wildstein "callously victimized" Fort Lee residents, who were caught in severe traffic thanks to the lane closures and were just trying to get to work.