NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie convicted in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case have filed for new trials.

Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni filed separate motions Friday.

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A jury last Friday convicted Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, and Baroni, a top appointee to the authority that operates the bridge, of fraud, conspiracy and misusing the bridge for improper purposes.

Prosecutors said they engineered traffic jams to retaliate against a mayor who didn’t endorse Christie in 2013.

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Christie wasn’t charged, but testimony during the trial contradicted what he’s said he knew about the alleged scheme. He has continued this week to deny any knowledge.

A third person, who had attended high school with Christie and was hired by Baroni, pleaded guilty and testified for the government.

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