- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A former director of the West Virginia Division of Highway’s equipment division has been indicted on federal racketeering charges.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II announced Tuesday that Robert Glen Andrew II has been charged with 29 counts relating to what the government calls the creation of a “culture of corruption” within the Division of Highways.

The indictment alleges that Andrew used state resources, including workers and equipment, to engage in political activity on state time. The government also accuses Andrew of bid-rigging by creating non-competitive bid specifications that favor particular vendors.

Prosecutors say a large commercial mowing company was also named in the indictment.

The U.S. attorney’s office list 77-year-old Andrew as living in Bridgeport. A telephone listing under his name had been disconnected.

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