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Ex-FBI Agent investigates Spending at Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission


David Gentile

Steve Neavling

 A former FBI agent who pursued mobsters is serving as a watchdog over hundreds of millions of dollars used by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission as the agency’s compliance chief, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports [2].

David A. Gentile is paid $152,000 a year in his new role, which is focused more on overseeing big spending on projects that employee malfaesence.

“While it’s necessary to handle allegations involving (misconduct), I want to turn our attention on more substantive matters — issues that have a substantial impact on the commission’s bottom line,” Gentile, of Laurel Springs, N.J., told the Tribune-Review.

Among those, Gentile said, is ensuring that contracts stay within budget. When they don’t, he investigates.