Investigative Summaries

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
Tracking Number

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
Tracking Number

OIG-WS-2018-313

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
Tracking Number

OIG-WS-2018-310

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
Tracking Number

OIG-WS-2018-309

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
Tracking Number

OIG-WS-2018-308

October 10, 2017 |  Investigative Summaries

EMPLOYEE TERMINATED FOR VIOLATION OF POLICIES

On October 10, 2017, a Train Attendant in Miami, Florida, was terminated from employment for a violation of company policies. Our investigation… Read more
Tracking Number

OIG-WS-2018-311

September 28, 2017 |  Investigative Summaries

SENTENCING FOR EMPLOYEE CONVICTED OF POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE COCAINE

On September 28, 2017, a former Amtrak baggage handler was sentenced in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, to 18 months… Read more
Tracking Number
OIG-WS-2018-304
September 27, 2017 |  Investigative Summaries

CONVICTION FOR THEFT OF AMTRAK PROPERTY

On September 27, 2017, a former Amtrak electrician pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, to theft of Amtrak property. He was… Read more
Tracking Number
OIG-WS-2018-306
August 09, 2017 |  Investigative Summaries

TERMINATION FOR FAILURE TO DISCLOSE CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS

We initiated an investigation after we received allegations that an Amtrak Locomotive Inspector in Los Angeles, California failed to report his… Read more
Tracking Number
OIG-WS-2017-312