The FBI says its investigation into Boston’s $15 billion Big Dig
project has become a “high priority” case that’s focusing on the project’s financing
and whether officials ignored requirement to conduct crucial inspections.
The Boston Herald reports that between six and eight FBI agents are working on the case now, and
that more agents have been promised if needed.
The probe began after the July 10 collapse of concrete ceiling panels
that crushed a motorist to death in one of the Big Dig’s tunnels.
In a separate investigation, two contractors have pleaded guilty to
hiring apprentices to do electrical work in the tunnels, while charging the
higher journeyman hourly rates.