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‘Til then though, here’s the gist: co-defendents Baroni and Kelly received 24 and 18 month prison sentences, respectively, for their involvement in the infamous GW Bridge lane closure scheme which brought NY-bound traffic to a grinding halt in 2013.
A jury found the pair guilty of nine federal, criminal charges late last year.
The sentences, as determined by presiding Judge Susan Wingenton, were more lenient than the 3-4 years being sought by the state but still considered severe for defendants who, after 7 weeks of a high-profile, high-stake theatrical trial, were effectively portrayed as tertiary players in a nefarious scheme hatched above their heads, if not beyond their control.
Baroni and Kelly are free on bail as they appeal their convictions.