Arraignments Held On New Bid-Rigging Indictment

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky road contractor Leonard Lawson, former state Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert and Lawson employee Brian Billings have been arraigned anew in a federal highway bid-rigging case. All three pleaded not guilty in federal district court in Frankfort. Nighbert attorney Howard Mann opposes the new indictment, which combines the two […]

Indictments Returned In Bid Rigging Probe

A federal grand jury in Lexington has indicted former Kentucky Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert and road contractor Leonard Lawson following an FBI investigation into alleged bid-rigging on highway construction projects. The indictment accuses Nighbert of accepting payments funneled through a utility management company in exchange for helping leak secret cost estimates on certain road projects […]