September 21, 2010

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WSAZ INVESTIGATION: Multi-Million Dollar Road Part of Federal Probe; State Remains Silent on Subpoenas: A multi-million dollar road construction project through Fairmont.is a major target of a federal probe into Gov. Joe Manchin's administration and the Department of Highways (Kallie Cart, 9/20/10, WSAZ)

We now know a major target of the federal probe into Gov. Joe Manchin's administration and the Department of Highways is a multi-million dollar road that runs through Fairmont. [...]

The $150 million road has been under construction for several years and connects I-79 to Fairmont, which is Manchin's hometown.

Larry Puccio, Manchin's former chief of staff and current chair of the Democratic Party in West Virginia, also runs a real estate business in Fairmont. Sources believe Puccio could be part of the probe.

The governor says he cannot comment on the investigation and says he doesn't know if Puccio is a target.

"It's a process," Manchin says, referring to the investigation. "That's all I can tell you; it's a process."


A process by which one gives up a theoretically safe Senate seat.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at September 21, 2010 2:01 PM
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