Baroni Gets Two Years for Role in Bridgegate

William E. Baroni Jr., 45, former deputy executive director of the Port Authority, today received a sentence of two years in prison for his role in a scheme to punish the mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey, by misusing Port Authority resources to cause traffic problems in the borough.

In the courtroom of Judge Susan Wigenton in Newark, Baroni made a statement.

The former senator from the 14th District said to the court, “I let the people in Fort Lee down. While a number of people outside of this courtroom were involved in Fort Lee that day — some charged, some not — that does not change the fact that I failed. I made the wrong choices, took the wrong guidance, listened to the wrong people. I was wrong and I am truly sorry.”

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