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Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:33 PM

Bridgegate Scandal:Christie Ally Bill Baroni Gets Two Years in Prison

Source: NBC

A former ally of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was sentenced to two years in prison and 500 hours of community service Wednesday for engineering lane closures at the George Washington Bridge as alleged retaliation against a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse the governor.

Bill Baroni, who served as deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, learned his fate from U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton. His conspirator Bridget Anne Kelly is set to be sentenced later Wednesday.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/christie-bridge-scandal/bridgegate-scandal-christie-ally-bill-baroni-gets-two-years-prison-n739941?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

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Reply Bridgegate Scandal:Christie Ally Bill Baroni Gets Two Years in Prison (Original post)
HAB911 Mar 2017 OP
louis-t Mar 2017 #1
HAB911 Mar 2017 #2
Amimnoch Mar 2017 #3
LiberalLovinLug Mar 2017 #17
Amimnoch Mar 2017 #18
LiberalLovinLug Mar 2017 #19
ailsagirl Mar 2017 #4
busterbrown Mar 2017 #5
AllaN01Bear Mar 2017 #6
rurallib Mar 2017 #7
turbinetree Mar 2017 #8
rurallib Mar 2017 #10
turbinetree Mar 2017 #11
Paladin Mar 2017 #9
snooper2 Mar 2017 #12
Laxman Mar 2017 #13
Eugene Mar 2017 #14
NCjack Mar 2017 #16
PsychoBabble Mar 2017 #15

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:35 PM

1. That's not how you spell Kirstie Alley.

What?.....oh...

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Response to louis-t (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:36 PM

2. LOL!

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Response to louis-t (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:38 PM

3. ROFL, Was just going to say that as well!

 

Love Kirstie!

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Response to Amimnoch (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 03:58 PM

17. You mean this Kirstie Ally?

http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/275705-kirstie-alley-endorses-trump


Actress Kirstie Alley is throwing her support behind Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.


“HELLO BOYS! this is my formal endorsement of @realDonaldTrump & I’m a woman! (last I checked),” Alley tweeted Friday evening.

The actress also voiced support for former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who announced this week he was voting for Trump in the New York primary later this month.

In January, the “Cheers” star said she admired Trump for shaking up the political debate.

“Donald Trump, whether you like him or you don’t like him, is waking this country up,” she said.

“If you hate him, you’re going to talk about how much you hate him,” she added. “If you love him, you’re going to talk about how much you love him.”

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 04:52 PM

18. sooooo disappointing.

 

Really disgusting, and shocking given her past support of Democrats, and liberal causes.

So shocked I had to look it up to see if that wasn't some kind of mistake. It does look like she somewhat came to her senses towards the end, but not good enough imo. too bad, I'd always liked her.

http://people.com/politics/kirstie-alley-not-endorsing-donald-trump/

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Response to Amimnoch (Reply #18)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 05:06 PM

19. Yes I was shocked as well

I loved her on Cheers too. And yeah I heard she at the very least removed her endorsement to not backing anyone, but still, it revealed her underlining politics. She also endorsed Rudy Giuliani.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:38 PM

4. And CC gets off scot-free

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:40 PM

5. Yea...Im glad...

But Christie (who you know), knew every bit of what was going on..Is gonna get off?

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:42 PM

6. they always go after the minions , never the king pin.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:53 PM

7. didn't someone die in an ambulance due to the traffic jam?

really not nearly enough of a punishment.
Should have been minimum 10 years, 25 would be better.
A slap on the wrist like this won't deter anyone in the future.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 01:04 PM

8. They sure did................

"91-Year-Old Woman Died Due to Delayed Response Resulting from NJ Bridge-Gate Traffic
by Josh Feldman | 6:31 pm, January 8th, 2014
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New details in the New Jersey traffic scandal that implicates people close to Governor Chris Christie show that the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge happened for political reasons, and on the same day, The Bergen Record has a new report saying that a 91-year-old woman died because of the traffic.

On four separate occasions, emergency responders were reportedly unable to respond to a situation due to the gridlock, and response time “doubled” in just two of those cases.

EMS coordinator Paul Favia made Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich aware of these concerns in a letter last September, which included the 91-year-old woman who they could not get to in time.

It also took EMS seven minutes to reach an unconscious 91-year-old woman who later died of cardiac arrest at a hospital. Although he did not say her death was directly caused by the delays, Favia noted that “paramedics were delayed due to heavy traffic on Fort Lee Road and had to meet the ambulance en-route to the hospital instead of on the scene.”

[photo via Shutterstock]

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 01:07 PM

10. thank you for that

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Response to rurallib (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 01:09 PM

11. Wado-------------Thank you

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 01:05 PM

9. Good. (nt)

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 01:34 PM

12. That is the dude that Bridget had an affair with

 

Guess she will get her due later today

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:43 PM

13. No It Isn't.....

that was Bill Stepien, who now works for Trump....and Bridget Kelly was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:52 PM

14. ...and Bridget Kelly got 18 months.

Source: NJ.com

Bridgegate sentencing: Bridget Kelly gets 18 months in jail, Bill Baroni 2 years

By Ted Sherman and Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on March 29, 2017 at 12:15 PM, updated March 29, 2017 at 2:47 PM

NEWARK -- Bridget Anne Kelly, a former top aide to the governor whose "time for some traffic problems" email became a focal point of the Bridgegate investigation, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Wednesday -- six months less than her co-defendant in the lane closure case.

Bill Baroni, the former deputy executive director of the Port Authority, received 24 months earlier in the day in a proceeding in the same courtroom before U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton in Newark.

"This case from the beginning . . . was and is about the abuse of power," the judge said before handing down Kelly's sentence.

Kelly and Baroni were convicted in November of fraud and conspiracy in connection with the scandal that cast a dark shadow over Gov. Chris Christie's administration and loomed large over his failed presidential bid

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Read more: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017/03/baroni_and_kelly_sentenced_in_bridgegate_scandal.html

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Response to Eugene (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:59 PM

16. The judge says the case was about "abuse of power." Silly me.

I saw it as about Christ Christi's cover-up, including the sacrifice of his staffers.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:57 PM

15. how did Christie get off?

Other than the usual bob and weave ... what was the real reason that none of this stuck to him in a criminal way? Others just taking the fall? Not enough "connection" betwen Christie and the dirty deed?

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