Bridgegate Jury Selection Continues Today in Newark

Bill Baroni, the Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority who resigned amid Bridgegate accusations, led secret negotiations with 32BJ, the powerful affiliate of the Service Employees International Union. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Bill Baroni, the Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority who resigned amid Bridgegate accusations, led secret negotiations with 32BJ, the powerful affiliate of the Service Employees International Union. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Judge Susan Wigenton’s federal court is in session in Newark today in the cases of William E. Baroni Jr., former deputy executive director of the Port Authority, and Bridget Anne Kelly, former deputy chief of staff to Gov. Christie. The pair are charged with a scheme to misuse Port Authority of New York and New Jersey resources to facilitate and conceal the causing of traffic problems in Fort Lee to punish the borough’s mayor for not endorsing the Governor’s re-election. Jury selection begins with the court and attorneys for defendants and government reviewing questionnaires returned by prospective jurors.