Posts Tagged ‘criminal charges’

2 Amtrak Workers May Face Charges

July 17, 2021

Two Amtrak workers may face criminal charges in connection with the acceptance of gifts from a construction contractor who received a $58 million contract.

The gifts involved included three trips to Philadelphia, and drinks and entertainment at a strip club for a management official, and clothing and a furnace for his church for an inspector, according to a memo written earlier this year by Amtrak’s Office of Inspector General.

The two workers have since been fired. Officials have refused to release records relating to the case, saying it remains under investigation.

Man Sentenced in Amtrak Fraud Scheme

September 29, 2020

A Michigan man has received a six-year prison sentence in connection with a scheme to defraud Amtrak of more than $540,000.

Christian Newby, 32, of Milan, Michigan, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges.

Prosecutors said he obtained credit card information for more than 1,100 people, used that information to buy Amtrak tickets, then cancelled the tickets and received vouchers for the amount of the ticket from Amtrak.

He later sold vouchers at a discount on eBay. Police also found during a search of his residence improvised explosive devises, firearms, and narcotics.