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another blow for a potential contender in the twenty sixteen presidential race , high school classmate of new jersey governor chris christie pleading guilty for his role in the bridgegate scandal friday , former port authority official david wild steamed striking a deal with prosecutors on two counts of conspiracy , they're the first charges coming out of the september twenty thirteen incident while often admitted in court he ordered lane closures at the george washington bridge to retaliate against the mayor who do not endorse christie's run for governor that year , the move because four days of traffic jams and massive delays on the new york city and she way , a federal grand jury , has returned a nine count indictment , charging william e. brownie junior who was then the deputy director of the port authority , and bridget and kelly the former deputy chief of staff him governor christie's office , with the same scheme to misuse the property and resources of the port authority in a press conference friday bridget kelly said she was not guilty of these charges and called wild scene a liar , has denied any role in the scandal and a bipartisan panel in december cleared him of involvement , but while teens lawyers had friday there is evidence christy knew of the closures while they were happening , the governor's popularity has suffered in the wake of bridgegate , as a republican eyes a potential run for the white house in twenty sixteen his approval rating among new jersey voters has fallen to record lows