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Trial Date for George Washington Bridge Lane-Closing Case Pushed Back to March

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    Trial Date for George Washington Bridge Lane-Closing Case Pushed Back to March
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    David Wildstein, left, Bridget Kelly, center, and Bill Baroni, right.

    A New Jersey federal judge has further pushed back the trial for two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case.

    Judge Susan Wigenton filed an order Thursday stating the trial will begin March 7 to give the defense time to prepare. Earlier, it had been pushed back from July to November.

    Former Christie deputy chief of staff Bridget Kelly and former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive Bill Baroni face charges including wire fraud and deprivation of civil rights.

    They're accused of orchestrating the 2013 lane closings to punish the mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing Christie's re-election bid.

    2 Former Chris Christie Allies Indicted in George Washington Bridge Lane Closure Case, 1 Pleads Guilty

    [NY] 2 Former Chris Christie Allies Indicted in George Washington Bridge Lane Closure Case, 1 Pleads Guilty
    Two former allies of Gov. Chris Christie have been indicted on charges related to their alleged role in creating politically motivated traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge in 2013, and one has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with the case. Chief Investigative Reporter Jonathan Dienst reports.
    (Published Friday, May 1, 2015)

    Both have pleaded not guilty.

    Former Port Authority official David Wildstein pleaded guilty and is expected to testify during the trial.

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