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Ex-Christie Aide Gets Supreme Court Hearing on Bridge Scandal

June 28, 2019, 1:43 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether two allies of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were improperly convicted for their roles in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, accepting a case that could make it harder to prosecute public officials for fraud.

The justices agreed to hear an appeal from Bridget Anne Kelly, who has been scheduled to start a 13-month prison term in July. The case will also affect Bill Baroni, who was convicted alongside Kelly and is serving an 18-month sentence.

The convictions stem from the 2013 “Bridgegate” scheme, which created crippling traffic jams to punish the...

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