Thursday, June 24, 2004

Federal grand jury issues indictments regarding Buchanan County contracts

The AP has this story that federal indictments were announced today by U.S. Attorney John Brownlee of the W.D. Va. against former Buchanan County officials and contractors for a bribery scheme related to contract work for flood disaster relief in the area of Hurley, Virginia.

The Bristol paper has this account, with this link to a copy of the indictment. The article notes that the investigation was called "Operation Big Coon Dog," because one of the bribes involved coon dogs.

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