Wildstein Estimates He Spent 30 Hours on What Became Known as Bridgegate

 

David Wildstein, former director of interstate capital projects for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, enters federal court in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.

David Wildstein, former director of interstate capital projects for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, enters federal court in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. (Photo: Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

NEWARK – The prosecution finished its questioning a short time ago of former Port Authority employee David Wildstein, who admitted that he had hoped his demonstrated loyalty to Gov. Chris Christie would help endear him to the Republican leader should Christie ever look to expand his political footprint in the future.

In his testimony, Wildstein said he estimated he spent about 30 public employee hours immersed in the moves-making that resulted in Bridgegate, and that the debacle cost the Port Authority $1,000 per day in lost revenue.

Wildstein Estimates He Spent 30 Hours on What Became Known as Bridgegate