Chris Christie's former associates sentenced for Bridgegate

Bill Baroni sentenced to 2 years in federal prison and Bridget Kelly received 1-1/2 years.
1:38 | 03/30/17

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Jon, thank you. We interviewed New Jersey governor Chris Christie from the white house today as he joins president trump in the fight of opioid addiction. But his two top aides were about to learn their fate at home. After shutting down the bridge, trapping commuters, school buses, prosecutors have made the case it was all an act of political revenge to benefit governor Christie that affected so many drivers trapped. Here's ABC's linsey Davis. Reporter: As Chris Christie joined the president today at the white house to tackle the issue of drug addiction, back in New Jersey two of his former associates were sentenced to federal prison. Two years for bill Baroni, a year and a half for Bridget Kelly, for causing a four-day traffic jam at the nation's busiest bridge. An act of political revenge prosecutors said, against a mayor who refused to endorse Christie for re-election. Kelly's fate may have been sealed in that now-famous 2013 e-mail -- "Time for some traffic problems in fort Lee." Today the mother of four vowed to appeal. This fight is far from over. I will not allow myself to be a scapegoat in this case. Reporter: At trial Kelly and Baroni each suggested governor Christie knew more about the lane closures than he has publicly acknowledged. President trump making the case during the campaign. He knew about it. He knew about it. Reporter: Christie has long denied wrongdoing and he was never charged in the case. For prosecutors there was never a smoking gun that ever implicated him. Linsey, thank you. We turn now to breaking developments.

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