Former Christie ally pleads guilty in bridge scandal

Wildstein, former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Director of Interstate Capital Projects, attends a hearing to testify in front of state lawmakers, at New Jersey State Capitol in Trenton

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former ally of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to the George Washington Bridge closure scandal, delivering another blow to Christie’s image at a time when he is trying to get his presidential campaign off the ground. David Wildstein, who had been a senior Christie appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy at a U.S. district court in Newark. The judge was also expected to unseal indictments against Bill Baroni, former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Bridget Anne Kelly, a former deputy chief of staff to Christie, according to the New York Times. They were the first charges stemming from the September 2013 incident, which created four days of traffic snarls on the Hudson River crossing into New York City.

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