Attorneys: Christie allies to take stand at bridge trial

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) " Attorneys for two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who face criminal charges over the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane closures say their clients will testify at trial.

Attorneys for Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni said Monday their clients will take the stand in their defense.

Kelly is Christie's former deputy chief of staff. Baroni was deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the bridge.

Christie hasn't been charged. But he could be subpoenaed to testify about the alleged plot in which prosecutors say lanes near the bridge were closed for political revenge against a local Democratic mayor who didn't endorse the Republican governor.

Jury selection is underway. Opening statements are set for Sept. 19.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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