There is a throw-away line in the Source, the Charlotte Observer’s political blog, in which author David says:
[T]hree former DOT employees were sentenced to federal prison just a week ago — for corruption. Prosecutors say the employees extorted kickbacks from contractors, and that the investigation of DOT corruption is ongoing.
Moreover, a member of the Board of Transportation, Tom Betts, resigned a week ago amid a scandal involving campaign money.
Does anyone know any more details about this corruption, the charges, and the people involved? Inquiring minds want to know (firstname.lastname@example.org).