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Feds Join Probe of Possible Bid-Rigging

(Story created: 8/2/04)

The investigation into how highway contractors have spent your money is now a federal investigation. This follows questions first raised by our investigation of Tennessee's High-Dollar Highways.

NewsChannel 5 has learned that federal agents have joined state investigators in trying to determine if road builders tried to rig bids on highway contracts and cheat taxpayers.

State government sources tell NewsChannel 5 that the FBI has entered the bid rigging investigation, as have agents from the U.S. Department of Transportation. 

They join investigators from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the state attorney general's office on the case.

The initial focus appears to be on the paving side of the industry.

Federal and state authorities all declined to comment.

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