Bridgegate defendants Baroni, Kelly see their convictions (mostly) upheld

NEWARK, N.J. — An attempt by Bridgegate co-defendants Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly to escape jail time came up short on Tuesday when a U.S. federal appeals court upheld most of the pair’s convictions stemming from the infamous, politically-motivated 2013 lane closings at the George Washington Bridge.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals court sitting in Philadelphia did dismiss a single count of civil rights conspiracy for which both defendants were previously convicted.

The pair will now be re-sentenced.

Kelly, a mother and ex-senior Christie Administration official, was previously sentenced to 18 months behind bars while Baroni, a former state senator and port authority official, received a full two year sentence.