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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering in Union City, N.J., Jan. 7, 2014. An aide is linked to a plan to create traffic gridlock in a town whose mayor refused to endorse Christie for re-election. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Officials linked to Gov. Christie guilty in Bridgegate scheme to block traffic for revenge


Two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- Bridget Kelly, Christie's former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, a Christie appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey -- were convicted in plot to use traffic jams for political retaliation.

Kelly, Baroni and a third official who has pleaded guilty all testified that Christie was informed about the lane closings before and during the event.

The traffic jams were meant to punish a Democratic mayor who wouldn't endorse the Republican governor's 2013 re-election.

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