Colorado Regional Transportation District Official Charged with Accepting Bribes
On November 5, 2014, Kenneth P. Hardin, Senior Manager, Regional Transportation District in Colorado (RTD), was indicted in U.S. District Court, Denver, Colorado, and charged with accepting bribes. RTD is a grantee of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), Federal Transit Administration.
The indictment alleged Hardin held the position of Senior Manager of RTD's Civil Rights Division. His duties included directing and managing operations of the Civil Rights Division, which is responsible for furthering civil rights goals through regulatory compliance, complaint investigation, community outreach, and programmatic strategy development. The U.S. DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program falls under the responsibility of this division. Hardin accepted bribes and in return promised to influence the award of a federally funded contract.
We are conducting this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigations.
Note: Indictments, information's, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.