LOWER SWATARA TWP., Pa. - The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, subject of an ongoing state grand jury probe, has hired a former FBI agent to lead its in-house investigations.
At a closed session prior to its twice-monthly meeting Thursday, David A. Gentile, head of a Philadelphia-area security firm, was named the commission's chief compliance officer, said turnpike chief executive officer Roger E. Nutt.
It is not known what Gentile will be paid or when he will start.
Since 2009, the commission has been under investigation by the state Attorney General's Office. The grand jury is believed to be looking into possible corruption, and so far has brought one known indictment, of a Montgomery County man on charges including use of a turnpike account to purchase thousands of dollars of plumbing, electrical, and other personal supplies.