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… Continue reading Arraignments Held On New Bid-Rigging Indictment

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… Continue reading Indictments Returned In Bid Rigging Probe