NEW YORK RESIDENT SENTENCED FOR ROLE IN FALSIFIED PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST
Michael Hollingsworth, a resident of New York, was sentenced on October 26, 2020, in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, to 36 months of probation and forfeiture of $200 for falsifying an Amtrak pre-employment drug test. Hollingsworth received cash from an Amtrak job applicant to submit a fraudulent drug test sample so the applicant would pass Amtrak’s drug screening requirement. At the time, Hollingsworth was the owner and operator of DDW Drug Testing Services, a subcontractor that conducts pre-employment drug-test collections for Amtrak’s prime contractor. His company served as the primary drug test sample collector for Amtrak in the New York City area since 2016. He previously pleaded guilty for his role in the scheme on November 19, 2019.
In addition to our investigation into Hollingsworth’s activities, we issued a management information report to the company presenting our observations regarding Amtrak’s prime contractor. Our report identified a disturbing lack of due diligence by the contractor regarding their subcontractors involved in the pre-employment drug testing process. We also found that the prime contractor was less than candid with Amtrak officials and us about prior problems with Hollingsworth. The company concurred with our observations and took corrective action to address them.