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NEWARK, N.J. – 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.