Monday, June 19, 2006

Guilty Plea on DOT theft and Obstruction of Justice

Raymond Cox, 52, of Plymouth pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New Haven to theft and obstructing justice, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

Cox was the assistant DOT rail administrator who oversaw the renovation of DOT's offices at Union Station in New Haven.

The details are not pretty. Cox apparently arranged for a unnamed individual to prepare fake bids so that a renovation project had been bid competitively. No mention on whether this is part of the culture of DOT or not, but considering the pace of work on our roads, one has to wonder.

The Hartford Courant, Former State Employee Pleads Guilty To Theft, June 19, 2006 Associated Press


frank chi said...

Hey all, I just wanted to let you all know about Mayor DeStefano's first TV ad of the year that's online now at YouTube and will be hitting the airwaves tomorrow at 5AM. Take a look!

The video can be seen in this My Left Nutmeg post:

Anonymous said...

What's so bad about this is that these DOT rail people set in place plans and programs that are still rolling along...and some are bad deals for the taxpayers..