Amtrak financial specialist pleads guilty to embezzlement of $74,000

September 23, 2008 |  Investigative Summaries

Douglas L. Thompson, a Financial Specialist who has worked for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (“Amtrak”) since 1975, has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $74,000 from Amtrak, U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A. Taylor announced today. Thompson, 60, pleaded guilty earlier today to a one-count Information charging theft from a program receiving federal funds in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia before Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola.

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