Investigations Press Release
Amtrak OIG investigation leads to prison sentence, $2.68 million restitution payment for fraudster who bilked millions from Amtrak’s insurance plan
For Immediate Release
February 5, 2020
An Amtrak Passenger Conductor in Los Angeles, California, was terminated from employment on January 23, 2020, following the employee’s administrative hearing for violating company policy.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-313 | 01/23/2020
EMPLOYEE TERMINATED FOR SOLICITING MONEY, ACCEPTING GIFTS FROM CONTRACTOR; ANOTHER REPRIMANDED FOR MISUSE OF COMPANY PROPERTY
An Amtrak senior employee in Los Angeles, California, was terminated from employment on January 21, 2020, and a Los Angeles-based senior employee in Mechanical Operations was issued a written reprimand on the same date following the issuance of ou
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-316 | 01/21/2020
Ryan Taylor Minter, of Calumet City, Illinois, pleaded guilty in the Central District of Illinois to charges of wire fraud on December 20, 2019.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-312 | 01/17/2020
THREE EMPLOYEES TERMINATED, TWO RESIGN FOR VIOLATION OF COMPANY POLICY RELATED TO A MEDICAL FRAUD SCHEME
Three Chicago-based employees were terminated from employment on December 20 and December 23, 2019, and two more resigned on December 18, 2019 and January 2, 2020, in lieu of termination prior to their administrative hearings.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-311 | 01/16/2020
A Reservation Sales Agent based in Philadelphia was terminated from employment on December 23, 2019, for submitting falsified medical documentation to extend her medical leave of absence.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-310 | 01/07/2020
Gladys Perez, Coach Cleaner, Los Angeles, California, was terminated from employment on December 5, 2019, following an administrative hearing for violating company policy.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-309 | 12/18/2019
An Amtrak Assistant Conductor in Pontiac, Michigan, was terminated from employment on November 12, 2019, following an administrative hearing for violating company policy.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-308 | 12/11/2019
Michael Hollingsworth, a resident of New York, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, on November 19, 2019, for accepting a gratuity in return for his involvement in falsifying an Amtrak pre-employment drug test.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-307 | 12/04/2019
Alpha Painting & Construction Company, Inc., an industrial painting and construction company based in Baltimore, was sentenced November 14, 2019, in United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to five-years’ probation, a $5
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2020-306 | 11/20/2019