Unanimous Supreme Court throws out ‘Bridgegate’ convictions

JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court on Thursday threw out the convictions of two political insiders involved in the "Bridgegate" scandal that ultimately derailed the 2016 presidential bid of then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The justices found evidence of deception, corruption and abuse of power in the scheme, but said "not every corrupt act by state or local officials is a federal crime." The court concluded the government had overreached in prosecuting Christie allies Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni for their roles in creating a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge as political payback for a Democratic mayor who declined to support the Republican governor's reelection. Kelly was Christie's onetime deputy chief of staff. Baroni was a t
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