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Former Mass. Officials Subpoenaed In Turnpike Case

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The state's former transportation secretary and the former executive director of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority have been subpoenaed to testify in a case alleging improper toll diversions.

Bernard Cohen and Alan LeBovidge were served with the subpoenas on Tuesday, said a spokesman for plaintiff's attorney Jan Schlichtmann.

Schlichtmann was portrayed in the 1998 movie "A Civil Affair" for his work on behalf of Woburn families fighting a chemical company.

Now he's working on behalf of tollpayers who allege revenues from the east-west Pike have been improperly diverted to pay expenses for the north-south Central Artery project.

Last week a Superior Court justice ruled against Schlichtmann in his request to place a hold on certain Pike assets to assure payment of any possible judgment.

This program aired on June 16, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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