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DOH supervisor indicted for allegedly lying to FBI agents

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A supervisor with the Division of Highways has been charged with lying to a federal agent.

Barry D. Thompson, 48, of Mount Clare, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Elkins on one count of making a false statement to a federal agent, U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II said.

Thompson, a supervisor at the Buckhannon office, allegedly made materially false statements last month to an FBI Agent who questioned him as part of an ongoing federal investigation in the DOH Equipment Division, Ihlenfeld said.

If he is convicted, Thompson faces up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John C. Parr and was investigated by the U.S. Attorney's Office Public Corruption Unit. Agents and officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the West Virginia State Police, and the State Commission on Special Investigations are leading the inquiry.