Kevin Nelson, a resident of New York, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, on December 16, 2021, to two years’ imprisonment and ordered to pay $287,805 in restitution to Amtrak.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2022-305 | 12/16/2021
An Amtrak onboard supervisor based in Seattle, Washington, resigned from the company on December 7, 2021, while under investigation for engaging in outside employment while on a medical leave of absence.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2022-304 | 12/07/2021
Robert Barrows, a former Amtrak Assistant Conductor, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, on December 7, 2021, and ordered to pay restitution of $1,000.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2022-306 | 12/07/2021
On December 5, 2021, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) responded to our investigative report titled, Opportunities to improve Controls to Detect and Reduce eVoucher and Ticket Fraud.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2022-303 | 12/05/2021
Chanh Van Le, aka Kevin Le, a resident of Chino, California, was sentenced on November 22, 2021, in United States District Court, Central District of California, to eight months in prison, three years’ probation, and was ordered to pay $1,150,000
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2022-318 | 11/22/2021
An Amtrak service/train attendant based in New Orleans was terminated from employment on October 29, 2021, following her administrative hearing.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2022-302 | 10/29/2021
An Amtrak supervisor based in Philadelphia resigned from his position on October 25, 2021, following the issuance of our investigative report.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2022-301 | 10/25/2021
Investigations Press Release
Amtrak OIG-supported investigation leads to prison time, $11.7 million in restitution, including more than $768,000 to Amtrak, for California pharmacist’s health care fraud scheme
For Immediate Release:
October 7, 2021
John Flores, a former Amtrak reservation sales agent based in Riverside, California, pleaded guilty on September 29, 2021 in U.S. District Court, Central District of California, to theft from programs receiving federal funds.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2021-359 | 09/29/2021
Judy Azar, a medical assistant based in Los Angeles, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Central District of California, on September 24, 2021, to health care fraud, bank fraud, identity theft and tax fraud.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2021-360 | 09/24/2021