NEWARK – Bridget Kelly, the former deputy chief of staff to Governor Chris Christie, moments ago arrived to the federal courthouse in her first appearance since the feds charged her Friday in a 9-count indictment.
Kelly arrived with her attorney Michael Critchley. The pair pulled up to the courthouse, Critchley behind the wheel. They then strode up the length of cameras on their way into the courthouse.
“Good morning,” Critchley told reporters.
Former Port Authority Deputy Director Bill Baroni, who arrived earlier, and Kelly face charges by a federal grand jury in an indictment unsealed Friday. David Wildstein, the former director of Interstate Capital Projects at the Port Authority, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court to a separate information charging him with two counts of conspiracy for his role in the alleged scheme. WIlstein said Baroni and Kelly participated in a conspiracy to shut down traffic on the George Washington Bridge to punish Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for not supporting the reelection of Gov. Chris Christie.
Through their respective attorneys, Baroni and Kelly maintained their innocence on Friday and called Wildstein a liar.