Two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) are facing conspiracy charges in a plot to exact revenge against a local politician who declined to endorse Christie’s re-election effort by closing toll lanes on the George Washington Bridge, according to an indictment unsealed Friday.
Bridget Anne Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, a former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive appointed by Christie, were each hit with seven counts of conspiracy and wire fraud in the so-called “BridgeGate” scandal.
Another former Christie ally, former Port Authority executive David Wildstein, pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Newark to two counts of conspiracy and admitted his participation in the revenge plot.
Kelly and her attorney plan to respond to the charges in a press conference scheduled for Friday at 4 p.m. ET.
Read the indictment below:
This post has been updated.