All Investigations Documents

February 27, 2018 |  Investigative Summaries

FORMER EMPLOYEE SENTENCED FOR FALSE STATEMENTS TO AMTRAK OIG AGENTS IN INVESTIGATION OF CONTRACT STEERING

A former Amtrak Superintendent of Transportation at Chicago Union Station, Benjamin Sheets, was sentenced on February 27, 2018, in the Federal… Read more
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OIG-WS-2018-314

February 14, 2018 |  Investigative Summaries

EMPLOYEE TERMINATED FOR FAILING TO PROPERLY DOCUMENT AND SECURE CASH

We initiated an investigation after receiving an allegation that employees at Chicago Union Station wrongfully kept approximately $1,700 in cash that… Read more
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OIG-WS-2018-313

February 09, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

Florida man pleads guilty to obstruction in Amtrak OIG-supported health care fraud investigation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- An employee of a Coral Springs addiction treatment center pleaded guilty to his role in obstructing an ongoing health care… Read more
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0218-20180209

January 30, 2018 |  Investigative Summaries

EMPLOYEE DISMISSED IN CORRUPTION CASE INVOLVING CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY VENDOR

On January 30, 2018, an Amtrak supervisor was dismissed after an administrative hearing found that he violated company policy by accepting gifts and… Read more
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OIG-WS-2018-310

January 24, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

Two plead guilty in Amtrak OIG Supported Sober Homes Investigation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Two substance abuse treatment center owners pleaded guilty to various charges related to money laundering and health care… Read more
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0118-20180116

January 18, 2018 |  Investigative Summaries

FORMER EMPLOYEE SENTENCED FOR THEFT OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS

On January 18, 2018, a former Amtrak Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, Indiana, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of theft of… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-WS-2018-312

January 01, 2018 |  Investigative Summaries

VIOLATION OF ETHICAL CONDUCT AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY

On January 1, 2018, an Amtrak executive retired following the release of our investigative report, which concluded that he violated company policy by… Read more
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OIG-WS-2018-309

November 09, 2017 |  Investigations Press Release

Doctor Sentenced in Multi-Million Dollar Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme Involving Sober Homes and Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Centers

On November 9, 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida, announced that Doctor Joaquin Mendez was sentenced to 48 months in… Read more
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November 01, 2017 |  Investigative Summaries

EMPLOYEE SENTENCED FOR DISTRIBUTION OF DRUGS

On November 1, 2017, the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County sentenced an Amtrak B&B Mechanic Foreman to 6-23 months of… Read more
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OIG-WS-2018-308

October 12, 2017 |  Investigations Press Release

AMTRAK SUPERINTENDENT OF TRANSPORTATION PLEADS GUILTY TO MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS TO OIG AGENTS IN INVESTIGATION OF CONTRACT STEERING

On October 12, 2017, Benjamin Sheets, Amtrak Superintendent of Transportation, Chicago Union Station, pleaded guilty to making false statements to… Read more
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