GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado — As federal authorities investigate fraud allegations at the Grand Junction Regional Airport, the airport is taking steps to protect whistleblowers.
The Daily Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1fz8UJz ) reports that the airport authority on Tuesday adopted a policy that encourages anyone to report fraud through the airport's website or through a hotline. It also assigns responsibility for fraud investigations.
In a related move, board members also unanimously backed a policy barring board members, employees and their families from buying discarded airport vehicles and furniture.
Grand Junction-based assistant U.S. attorney Michelle Heldmyer was in the audience during the meeting.
The FBI hasn't released details about its investigation and search of airport offices in November. However, the newspaper reported that agents seized pickup trucks owned by the former board chairman and former aviation director last month.
Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com