Supreme Court overturns ‘Bridgegate’ convictions

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday tossed the federal government’s case in the infamous “Bridgegate” scandal, clearing the convictions of two allies of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

In the unanimous ruling, which further chips away at the nation’s public corruption case law, the justices concluded that the two defendants — Bridget Ann Kelly and Bill Baroni — did not defraud the government of its “property” by closing off two local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge over three days in September 2013.

The justices said in their unanimous decision that while the scheme involved deception and corruption, it did not violate federal law.

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