The Third Circuit has affirmed the convictions of Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly. They were the principal participants in the “Bridgegate” scandal in New Jersey. However, the Court reversed two of the seven counts against them and remanded the entire case back to the trial court for resentencing. This is worse than it looks.
First, Baroni and Kelly will have time to file a cert petition with the Supreme Court. Without looking at the exact rules on scheduling, this should allow them at least another six months out of jail even if, as is likely, the Supreme Court rejects their cert petition.
Next, there will be several months of back and forth before the trial court actually passes new sentences and they are actually incarcerated. This could easily allow them to be out of jail through to next Fall, possibly longer.
Under the original sentencing, Baroni was given two years in prison, Kelly only eighteen months. My guess is that, as a practical matter, their actual sentences will run from the time they begin serving them through November 6, 2020.