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FBI issues subpoenas to airports board

Friday - 10/26/2012, 11:52am  ET

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - The FBI has subpoenaed documents from the board that oversees the D.C. region's two major airports following an audit that questioned the board's contracting policies.

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority confirmed Friday that the board has received subpoenas, but said it has not received any official notice of an FBI investigation.

An FBI spokeswoman declined to confirm or deny whether an investigation is under way.

The board has overhauled its ethics policies recently after facing scrutiny for its management of the $5.6 billion project to extend the region's Metrorail system to Dulles International Airport.

An interim audit from the Department of Transportation's inspector general earlier this year questioned the board's use of no-bid contracts.

The FBI subpoenas were first reported by the Washington Examiner.


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