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Bridget Anne Kelly outside Newark federal court in March 2017. Photo by Carmen Natale/ALM Bridget Anne Kelly outside Newark federal court in March 2017. Photo: Carmen Natale/ALM

Bridget Anne Kelly, the former deputy chief of staff for then-Gov. Chris Christie, was sentenced Wednesday to 13 months behind bars for her role in a scheme to punish the mayor of Fort Lee by misusing Port Authority resources to cause traffic problems in the borough and ultimately covering it up.

Suzette Parmley

Suzette Parmley is the Trenton Correspondent who covers the N.J. Supreme Court, N.J. Legislature and Business of Law. She joined New Jersey Law Journal this year after a decade and a half at The Philadelphia Inquirer, mostly on the Business Desk as Atlantic City Gaming Writer, Trenton Statehouse Correspondent, and Retail Columnist/Reporter. Suzette is a five-time winner of the Business Financial Writing Portfolio Award given out annually by the New Jersey Press Association. She is a graduate of the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. Email: Sparmley@alm.com or follow her on Twitter: @SuzParmley

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