Former Christie aides face sentencing Wednesday in Bridgegate scandal

 Former aide to Gov. Chris Christie Bridget Anne Kelly and former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive Bill Baroni will be sentenced Wednesday for their roles  in the Bidgegate scandal.  (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

Former aide to Gov. Chris Christie Bridget Anne Kelly and former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive Bill Baroni will be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the Bidgegate scandal. (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

Two former allies of Gov. Chris Christie will be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the Bridgegate scandal.

Federal prosecutors are seeking about three to four years of prison time for former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official Bill Baroni and Christie’s former deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly.

The two were convicted last year of helping close lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 as political payback against a Democratic mayor who did not endorse Christie, a Republican, for re-election.

Christie was never charged with a crime and has denied any involvement.

The lane-closing scandal arose ahead of Christie’s failed run for president and continued to dog him throughout his second term as governor.

Attorneys for Baroni and Kelly are seeking probation and community service, arguing that the former public servants deserve leniency.

A third defendant, David Wildstein, pleaded guilty to his role in the lane-closing scheme, but he has not been sentenced.

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