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Ex-Christie Aide's Bridgegate Sentence Trimmed By 5 Months

Law360, Newark (April 24, 2019, 4:43 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday cut five months from the original 18-month sentence imposed on a onetime appointee of ex-Gov. Chris Christie for a plot to orchestrate a traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge, five months after the Third Circuit scaled back the convictions of the former aide and a co-defendant.

U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton handed down the 13-month sentence to former Christie aide Bridget Anne Kelly in Newark federal court, despite her request for probation or a split-sentence, following the Third Circuit's November dismissal of the government's civil-rights claims alleging that she and her co-defendants...

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