Investigations Press Release
Amtrak OIG-supported investigation leads to charges against ten in $1.4 billion health care fraud scheme
For Immediate Release
July 2, 2020
FIVE INDIVIDUALS PLEAD GUILTY TO HEALTH INSURANCE FRAUD SCHEME, SENTENCED TO PRISON, ORDERED TO PAY $62,836 RESTITUTION
Five individuals who worked for Empire Care Dental at various California locations, including one dentist, one dental hygienist, and three office managers pleaded guilty to Health Insurance Fraud and to Practicing Dentistry Without a License.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-337 | 06/25/2020
A Technician in Los Angeles was terminated from employment on May 20, 2020, and a Customer Service Supervisor and an Operations Supervisor from Los Angeles were terminated from employment on June 23, 2020, following their administrative hearings.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-333 | 06/23/2020
A Coach Cleaner in New Orleans, Louisiana, was terminated from employment on June 18, 2020, following an administrative hearing for violating company policy.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-330 | 06/18/2020
A former Machinist based in Albany-Rensselaer, New York, violated company policies by viewing pornographic videos during work hours on his company-owned computer. The videos were stored and accessed on a USB device.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-334 | 06/18/2020
A supervisor and foreman in Chicago, Illinois, were terminated from employment on June 11, 2020 and issued a written reprimand on June 18, 2020, respectively, for violating company policies.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-336 | 06/18/2020
EMPLOYEE TERMINATED FOR PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION ON EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION AND BEING DISHONEST WITH INVESTIGATORS
A Trackman in Jackson, Michigan, was terminated from employment on June 15, 2020, following an administrative hearing for violating company policy.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-329 | 06/15/2020
A contractor providing information technology security services for Amtrak violated company policies by wrongfully uploading sensitive and proprietary Amtrak data to his personal Google cloud storage and a personally owned USB flash drive without
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-328 | 06/02/2020
An Assistant Passenger Conductor based in Washington, D.C., was terminated from employment on May 27, 2020, after our investigation revealed that he had gained employment at the company by using fraudulent forms of identification.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-331 | 05/22/2020
A Carman/Welder in Beech Grove, Indiana, was terminated from employment on May 19, 2020, following an administrative hearing for violating company policy.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-327 | 05/19/2020