FORMER AMTRAK EMPLOYEE CHARGED FOR BRIBERY
PHILADELPHIA – A former Amtrak employee was charged with one count of federal program bribery in U.S. District Court last week.
According to court documents, the employee allegedly awarded several contracts worth more than $7.6 million to a small manufacturing firm in exchange for approximately $20,000 in bribes, trips, and other items of value. If convicted, the former employee could face a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and three years of supervised release.
A cross-agency team of special agents from Amtrak’s Office of Inspector General, the FBI, the U.S. Department of Transportation OIG, and the IRS conducted the investigation that resulted in the charge.