The Indianapolis Star reports the Department of Transportation paid varying prices, sometimes double, even triple fair market value for land in Gibson, Pike, and Daviess counties.
There are also ethics concerns. According to the Indianapolis Star, Governor Pence has requested an investigation into the state's purchase of land owned by INDOT Chief of Staff Troy Woodruff and his family. The Star reported on Sunday that Woodruff failed to disclose the sale of his own land. The Star also says it found a half dozen land deals that gave nearly two million dollars to family members of Woodruff. According to the report, those family members, including an uncle and cousins, then bought land, at more than market value, from Woodruff and his immediate family.
Woodruff has denied any wrongdoing in the sales.