Former Division of Highways administrator sentenced for misleading FBI agent
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Former West Virginia Division of Highways administrator Edward Matthew Tuttle, 39, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was sentenced in federal court for misleading the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.
Tuttle pled guilty in August 2014 to one count of “False Statement to a Federal Agent.” Tuttle made materially false statements to an F.B.I. agent who questioned him as part of an ongoing federal investigation into the Equipment Division of the West Virginia Division of Highways. He was sentenced to three years of probation.
Assistant U.S. Attorney John Parr prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The case 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 led the inquiry.
Chief U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.