Amtrak terminated the contract of a contractor based in Camarillo, California, on January 21, 2022, following the issuance of our investigative report.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2022-314 | 01/21/2022
Investigations Press Release
Former Amtrak employee charged for allegedly bilking customers of more than $23,000 for a fake Amtrak trip to New York City
For Immediate Release
December 30, 2021
A Chef in the Ops Transportation Department based in New York City was terminated on December 28, 2021, after an administrative hearing. The former employee failed to report two drug-related arrests and one drug-related conviction to the company.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2022-307 | 12/28/2021
An Amtrak electrician based in Chicago, Illinois, was terminated from employment on December 28, 2021, following his administrative hearing.
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2022-309 | 12/28/2021
An Amtrak road foreman based in LaJunta, Colorado, was terminated from employment on December 21, 2021, after our investigation found that the former employee violated company policies by failing to report a March 2021 arrest for driving under the
Tracking Number: OIG-WS-2022-308 | 12/21/2021
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