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Jurors in bridge trial to hear from lawyers once more

  • Bridget Kelly arrives with her attorneys at the federal courthouse in Newark, N.J., Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. After testimony spanning six weeks, jurors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will hear closing arguments beginning today. Kelly and Bill Baroni, two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie are on trial on charges they closed access lanes for four days in September 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse Christie. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

    Bridget Kelly arrives with her attorneys at the federal courthouse in Newark, N.J., Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. After testimony spanning six weeks, jurors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will hear closing arguments beginning today. Kelly and Bill Baroni, two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie are on trial on charges they closed access lanes for four days in September 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse Christie. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bill Baroni arrives at the federal courthouse in Newark, N.J., Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. After testimony spanning six weeks, jurors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will hear closing arguments beginning today. Baroni and Bridget Kelly, two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie are on trial on charges they closed access lanes for four days in September 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse Christie. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

    Bill Baroni arrives at the federal courthouse in Newark, N.J., Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. After testimony spanning six weeks, jurors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will hear closing arguments beginning today. Baroni and Bridget Kelly, two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie are on trial on charges they closed access lanes for four days in September 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse Christie. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bridget Kelly arrives with her attorneys at the federal courthouse in Newark, N.J., Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. After testimony spanning six weeks, jurors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will hear closing arguments beginning today. Kelly and Bill Baroni, two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie are on trial on charges they closed access lanes for four days in September 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse Christie. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

    Bridget Kelly arrives with her attorneys at the federal courthouse in Newark, N.J., Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. After testimony spanning six weeks, jurors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will hear closing arguments beginning today. Kelly and Bill Baroni, two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie are on trial on charges they closed access lanes for four days in September 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse Christie. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)  (The Associated Press)

Jurors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial in New Jersey are going to hear from lawyers one more time.

A defense lawyer for a former aide to Republican Gov. Chris Christie will give his closing argument on Monday. The prosecution will then get a chance to present a rebuttal summation before jurors begin deliberations.

The jury heard closing arguments from the prosecution and from the lawyer representing another former Christie ally on Friday.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lee Cortes said Friday that Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni used their political positions to create gridlock to punish a Democratic mayor who wouldn't endorse Christie's 2013 re-election campaign.

The most serious charge they face, wire fraud conspiracy, carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence.