Sunday, January 10, 2010


Bid-Rigging Trial Set To Begin

Beginning this week in U. S. District Court in Lexington...the long-awaited trial of contractor Leonard Lawson and former Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. At issue is the charge of bid-rigging in connection with state awarded road contracts. The government says Lawson was privileged to competitive bids by other contractors and subsequently was able to underbid his competitors. Expected to testify is current Governor Steve Beshear and Senate President David Williams. Lawson throughout the years was a large contributor to both political parties.

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