3 former S.C. Transportation employees charged with corruption

The State | July 28, 2016

3 former S.C. Transportation employees charged with corruption
Three former S.C. Department of Transportation employees and a neighbor of one were charged as part of a six-year corruption and kickback scheme that bilked taxpayers out of more than $400,000, according to an investigation made public Thursday.

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