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On March 6, we issued our report on opportunities for FHWA to free up unneeded funds on highway projects in five states affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas).
On August 16, 2007, we issued our report, “Initial Assessment of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project Stem to Stern Safety Review.” This assessment is part of our ongoing independent oversight as requested by the Massachusetts Congressional delegat
FRA Can Improve Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety by Ensuring Compliance With Accident Reporting Requirements and Addressing Sight Obstructions
On May 3, 2007, we issued our fourth audit report on the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) activities to oversee safety at the Nation's highway-rail grade crossings (grade crossings).
On April 30, former FHWA employee, Jacqueline J. Hill-Brown, was ordered by a state court judge in Atlanta, Georgia, to pay $12,723 in restitution for misuse of Federal funds.
On April 13, former FHWA employee Jacqueline J. Hill-Brown was convicted of the theft of $10,681 in Federal funds following a jury trial in state court in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ohio Construction Company Owner Sentenced and Ordered to Pay Over $1 million in Fines and Restitution
On August 23, 2007, Michael Lignos, co-owner of LM Lignos Enterprises, a Cleveland, Ohio, painting company was sentenced in U.S.
On April 16, Alan Pighin, President of Century Cement, Wyandotte, Michigan, was found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice charges following a 6-day jury trial in U.S. District Court in Detroit, Michigan.
On March 28, we issued report on FHWA's oversight of value engineering in the Federal-aid highway program and its effectiveness.
On May 31, Michael Lignos, co-owner of LM Lignos Enterprises, a Cleveland, Ohio, painting company, pleaded guilty in U.S.
On September 7, we issued our review of congressional earmarks within Department of Transportation programs. In August 2006, Senator Coburn requested that we conduct an independent analysis of congressional earmarks.