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GWB Defendants Face Tough Appeal Over Jury Instruction

Law360, Newark (November 4, 2016, 11:07 PM EDT) -- Former public officials found guilty Friday in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial seem poised to appeal over an instruction that jurors could convict them of conspiracy without finding that they intended to punish a mayor, but attorneys say that will be no easy task since the government didn’t have to prove a motive.

Prosecutors alleged that William E. Baroni Jr. and Bridget Anne Kelly, pictured with her attorney Michael Critchley after being found guilty by a jury, conspired with former Port Authority executive David Wildstein to snarl access to the George Washington Bridge. (AP) That instruction handed down by U.S....

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