Indictment Revised in State Road-Building Case

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge in Frankfort has told
prosecutors to remove some quotes from an indictment charging a top
Kentucky highway contractor and two other men.
Road builder Leonard Lawson, former Transportation Secretary
Bill Nighbert and Lawson aide Brian Billlings are charged with bid
tampering on $130 million in state highway contracts.
All of them have pleaded not guilty and their trial is scheduled
to begin April 28.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that attorneys for the men
asked the court to strike portions of transcripts of conversations
with a key witness and Lawson, along with others.
At a hearing Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Danny Reeves
granted the motion, saying prosecutors have said the statements
probably would not be shown to a jury.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,

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