NJ.com reports that former Bill Baroni is expected to take the stand in his own behalf during today’s session of the federal criminal trial probing the George Washington Bridge lane closures fiasco. Last Friday (October 14), Baroni’s attorney opened the case in defense by questioning Charles McKenna, Governor Chris Christie’s former chief counsel, about his recollection of “back-scenes discussions in the governor’s office over Bridgegate” as the scandal unfolded. Several witnesses testified later about the character of Mr. Baroni, PANYNJ’s former deputy executive director charged with conspiring to cause the lane closures for political purposes.
Courthouse News Service reports on a defense motion to dismiss the charges against Baroni and co-defendant Bridget Kelly on the grounds of vagueness and insufficient evidence. The judge did not immediately rule on the motion.