At the time, Baroni was the highest-ranking official at the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey, and he is accused of ignoring the mayor's pleas to reopen the lanes and reschedule the maintenance work for a low-traffic time of day. Baroni and Kelly have both pleaded not guilty.
Baroni was a top Christie appointee to Port Authority of NY and New Jersey, which operates the George Washington Bridge, which straddles the Hudson River connecting New Jersey and NY.
Chris Christie's former top appointee at the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey, arrives at Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Court for a hearing, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, in Newark, N.J. Three.
He will be followed to the stand by Mayor Mark Sokolich.
The trial comes three years after gridlock paralyzed a town next to the busy bridge connecting New Jersey to New York City for four days.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Democratic mayor who prosecutors say was targeted by two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie for a political vendetta told jurors Tuesday how he was courted by Christie staffers for more than three years before ultimately declining to endorse Christie's re-election. At the time, Christie was US attorney.
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The most serious charge in the indictment, wire fraud conspiracy, carries a maximum 20-year prison term.
Prosecutors say along with former bridge authority official David Wildstein, Kelly and Baroni closed the lanes to create gridlock to punish a mayor for not endorsing Christie.
Mr. Christie has insisted that he had no knowledge of the plot to close the lanes, and said that he did not recall being told about the closings while they were happening.
Chris Christie, left, has been plagued by allegations he was aware of the September 2013 lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, known as Bridgegate.
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Critchley said Wildstein was one of six members of Christie's inner circle as the governor pursued his unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Afterward, her daughter told the New York Times that she didn't want to get involved in the issue.
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Baroni didn't return the mayor's phone calls because he was told "the study was important to Trenton and if the mayor was called back it would mess up the results", Baldassare said.
The messages, contrary to the Christie administration's spin that chalked it up to ineffective bureaucracy, offered evidence that the closures were an act of political vengeance, according to federal prosecutors.
Kelly and Baroni are charged with conspiracy to misuse Port Authority property, wire fraud, deprivation of civil rights and conspiracy against civil rights.
For all the lawyers' attempts to discredit Wildstein, there remains the question of why Kelly sent her now-infamous August 13, 2013, email to him, in which she called for "some traffic problems in Fort Lee".
Expected to testify Tuesday are Sokolich; Pat Foye, executive director of the Port Authority; and Fort Lee's chief of police.
Former Port Authority official David Wildstein has pleaded guilty. Baroni's own defense sought to add "context evidence" to the story, painting the former assemblyman and state senator as a victim of the political bureaucracy that critics have accused the Port Authority of harboring in recent years.
CNN reported that prosecutors revealed they intend to implicate Christie during their opening statements at the trial of two allies of the governor, former deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni, the former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey.
Baroni and Kelly allegedly "bragged" to Christie about the fact that there were traffic problems in Fort Lee and that Sokolich was not getting his calls returned, prosecutors said in court according to Reilly. According to reports Christie's Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly is accused of giving a signal to the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge, allegedly as punishment for the Fort Lee, New Jersey mayor not endorsing the Governor during the election.
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