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3 In Mass. Charged With Illegal Contract Awards

Three past or present state Department of Transportation employees have been accused of illegally awarding snow and ice removal contracts to a family friend.

Sixty-year-old Thomas Waruzila, 36-year-old Anthony Gleason and 42-year-old Dean Gleason were indicted Wednesday by a state grand jury and face arraignment at a later date.

Attorney General Martha Coakley says the defendants schemed to award contracts to the friend while hiding a financial interest that Waruzila and Anthony Gleason had in the snow removal equipment.

Coakely said Waruzila was the former director of MassDOT's Worcester office, and the Gleason brothers worked in the office.

The friend, Quang T. Do, also face charges.

A message left with MassDOT was not immediately returned.

It wasn't immediately known if the men had hired attorneys.

This program aired on November 17, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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