Ex-Christie allies seek new trial, say jury acted improperly
Posted:Dec 20 2016 12:14PM EST
Updated:Dec 20 2016 12:24PM EST
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are seeking to have their convictions in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case thrown out.
Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly claim in court filings that jurors acted improperly.
They claim some, but not all, jurors deliberated on a day when the judge had ordered them not to deliberate while a legal issue was being resolved by attorneys.
Kelly is Christie's former deputy chief of staff and Baroni is a former top Christie appointee to the bridge authority. They were convicted in a plot to orchestrate traffic jams to punish a mayor who didn't endorse Christie.
Christie wasn't charged.
Kelly and Baroni also claim in court filings this week that the government failed to prove its case during the trial.