Former DOT Bridge Engineer Gets Federal Prison Time

A former state highway bridge engineer will spend the next 37 months in federal prison.

D.R. Alligood was sentenced today in Raleigh after a guilty plea to extortion that happened back in April.

Alligood was district engineer in charge of bridge maintenance for Pitt and Beaufort counties. The feds say Alligood extorted kickbacks from contractors over a several year period.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says in 2004 an excavation company offered Alligood a 10% kickback in return for him awarding them contracts. The company received more than $300,000 in payments.

The kickback scheme came to an end after the arrests of Danny Taylor, Chad Fornes, and Mike Delmonte, three former D.O.T. officials charged with using their official positions to extort cash from contractors, were reported in the media.

After getting out of prison Alligood will be on supervised release for two years.

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  • by Norman Location: Washington on Jan 1, 2010 at 12:54 PM
    DR. your true friends will stick behind you no matter what, Im your friend and I will be here for you and your family. DR is a great guy that made mistakes, he's human. None of us are perfect. Do your time and and move on. Look me up when you get home.
  • by anonymous on Dec 28, 2009 at 04:15 PM
    If he was already sentenced, why isn't he gone???
  • by went to school with DR on Dec 10, 2009 at 05:49 PM
    When you watched or experienced DR force a handfull of dirt into a younger fellows mouth while he was held down by another, or watched or experienced another younger "teammate" being beatdown by DR while held down by another to the point the younger weaker person lost control of bowels and bladder. These were not in a fighting situation, but rather DR being DR hazing weaker people. I am not saying they both were me, but I know I saw those 2 expereinces myself. Excuse me if I come off as a "loser" for wanting to say my peace. DR's Mom, Dad, and Brother always were classy, nice people. I am sorry if his kids read that he did these things. I personally can't hide my contempt.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 10, 2009 at 12:43 PM
    Good, a job opening. I'm in the market and honest. Not everyone is on the take or a lazy dope smoker. Now if we can just get drug testing for all city, county, and state emplyees we could clean up our communities and prosper a little.
  • by News Watcher Location: Washington on Dec 10, 2009 at 07:42 AM
    Katie, had DR cared enough about you and your/his families, he would be there for you now instead of being a burden on the state corrections system. Regardless of what anyone here says, he did the crime, he should do the time, and that in and of itself should speak enough of his character. Love the sinner not the sin, I suppose. I just hope he can pull his life together once he is out.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 10, 2009 at 04:21 AM
    Everybody is entitled to their own opinion about what people think of each other but you also need to remember he has children that read this stuff and no matter what he did or didn't do he is still their father and if you can't say anything nice then please keep yor comments to yourself!!!
  • by True friend Location: Washington on Dec 9, 2009 at 02:59 PM
    To went to school with D.R. You were and probably still are a loser. He has a heart of gold and only true friends know that. He will come out of this on top and you will still be what you are...nothing.
  • by another classmate on Dec 9, 2009 at 02:51 PM
    Katie, I'm glad you have the guts to post your real name. To the person who went to school with him, grow up. Maybe your the jerk. This guy would give you the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it worse than he did. For all the people interested the company that is involved was P&K Land Development, now commonly known as "NEW EAST CONTAINERS" Now why isn't the federal government going after them. I know from a very good source that THEY came to him. So my Question is what happens to them?
  • by Katie Fritzler Location: Washington, NC on Dec 9, 2009 at 09:40 AM
    To "Went to School with DR". Glad to see you think things or people never change. I see that you still relate to things that happened in school. And guess what the person that he was then (over 20 years ago) and the person he was when he was involved in this is a different person. You posting things about his character does nothing but make you feel better and look like a small person. He is a great person and I am very thankful to have him in my life and to call him my fiance. So if you dont mind, keep your comments of negativity to yourself, because not only is he affected (however you may feel about him) but his family and friends are affected. And you posting things about "talk" and your knowledge isnt helping anyone. He helped me through my brothers death, takes care of his grannies, looks after his grandaughter, neice, helps his mother, coached several children in softball. So just leave your "talk" to yourself. Thank you.
  • by Went to school with DR on Dec 9, 2009 at 09:14 AM
    Oh yea! I have known this guy for 25 years. Many people when you really get to know them are good people. If you really got to know DR, you would realize he was a jerk. This is not just "talk" with me. I have dealt with him and he is a true unsavory character. He has family that cares, so I am sorry for them, but this fellow is not a good guy.
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