Ex-Port Authority Exec Said to be Buying Rivals' Web Addresses

Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 05:32 PM

A former Port Authority official who allegedly ordered the mysterious lane closures at the George Washington Bridge has reportedly been buying Internet domain addresses that use the names of public officials.

The Record of Woodland Park says it's not clear why David Wildstein made the purchases. He declined their request for comment, and a top political strategist for Gov. Chris Christie said neither he nor the governor knew what Wildstein was doing.

Among the addresses are ones that use the name of Pat Foye, the authority's top executive; Barbara Buono, a Democratic state senator who lost to Christie in this year's gubernatorial race, and her running mate, labor leader Milly Silva.

Those officials and others were unaware Wildstein reserved their Internet identities. Some were stunned to hear about it.

Wildstein, a childhood friend of Christie who was his number two appointee at the Port Authority, resigned earlier this month as state lawmakers held hearings about the surprise George Washington Bridge lane closures in September. Christie's top aide at the Port Authority, Bill Baroni, resigned on Friday.

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iMan9796 from New Jersey

This same disgusting corruption, cover-up & retaliation is commonplace at the Port Authority Bus Terminal's Lost & Found Dept. in NYC concerning lost & found property brazenly stolen by Port Authority Supervisors. Google  “Donna Lebourne abc news" & see the vile face of shame being confronted & exposed for the world to see.

Port Authority Supervisor Donna Lebourne has an outside job, she is the Vice President of her & her husband’s charity Caribbean Sports International that donates cellphones & other electronics.  If you lost an item at the Port Authority Bus Terminal and did not get it back, contact her charity, perhaps she may donate your item back to you out of the kindness of her cold evil heart. It's very easy to be charitable when you are giving away other peoples' property.

Also, the Port Authority of NY & NJ has become a threat to national security and has placed everyone's safety & security in jeopardy, by undermining all the counter-terrorism measures that have been put in place by the United States. They have allowed crimes such as the illegal policy of disposing lost valid passports in the garbage that are found in the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Now just imagine the damage that a terrorist cell could do with those valid lost passports or an identity theft ring. 

What happened in Kenya could easily happen here, or anywhere else in the world for that matter, as a result of the Port Authority's intentional breach of national security. This is a willful act of treason against the United States of America. Google "Port Authority - Passports."

NYC Police Comminsioner Ray Kelly agrees with my concerns as well.

If the Port Authority will not prosecute and punish their own supervisors for theft, especially when they are caught redhanded, how much confidence do you have in their ability to actually put a stop to their illegal passport policy? The Port Authority's inaction and cover-up is tantamount to treason.

In this age of global terrorism and rampant identity theft, the Port Authority is a reckless shameful disgusting embarrassment of bi-state transportation agency when it comes to safety & security in this area. To ignore this gaffe would be a crime on all levels of local, state & federal government, who have the power to put a stop to this lunacy.  Google “found, stolen, trashed by PA.”

It’s time to stop the madness!

Dec. 16 2013 03:48 PM

Christie is a rather large liar .This latest GW Bridge incident is
more than proof of his arrogant, vicious and self-serving attitude towards
the public and anyone else that asks a critical question of this man.
What a shame for the state of NJ .

Dec. 16 2013 12:02 PM
RUCB_Alum from Central New Jersey

Gli idraulici!

Anybody here old enough to remember Ed Muskie and the canuck letter?

Dec. 16 2013 11:53 AM

Wonderfulto see some curiosity, enterprise and confidence coming out of your newsroom.

turn any rock...

Dec. 16 2013 11:49 AM

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