- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Police say the state medical examiner has identified a body found at a car wash as an indicted former West Virginia highways official.

Harrison County Sheriff Al Marano said Thursday that Robert Glen Andrew died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Andrew was found at a car wash parking lot outside Bridgeport on the night of Sept. 1. Earlier that day, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II announced that a federal grand jury had indicted the 77-year-old Andrew on federal racketeering charges.

Andrew formerly served as director of the Division of Highways’ equipment division.

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

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This story corrects the official’s last name.


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