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DEA payments to Amtrak
employee being investigated

Associated Press, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Scottyboy, 8/26/2014 6:11:22 PM

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged payments by Drug Enforcement Administration personnel to an Amtrak employee are being investigated by the Justice Department inspector general´s office. The announcement by Jay Lerner, a spokesman for the IG´s office, follows the disclosure by Amtrak´s inspector general that DEA paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers that the drug-fighting agency could have lawfully obtained for free through a law enforcement network. The Amtrak IG´s report says that under a joint drug enforcement task force that includes the DEA and Amtrak´s own

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A colossal waste of money by the Federal Keystone Cops.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/26/2014 6:16:36 PM     (No. 9982328)

Payments to a love honey?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/26/2014 6:46:14 PM     (No. 9982363)

#1, maybe, or a relative?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Chas in Jax, 8/26/2014 6:51:44 PM     (No. 9982369)

This is just another example of how CS (civil service) rules make our government awful.

All govt employees are essentially in a union that is out of control.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: droopydog, 8/26/2014 7:36:39 PM     (No. 9982426)

FTA: Jay Lerner, a spokesman for the IG´s office.

No relation to Lois, is it? Nothing would shock me.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bighambone, 8/26/2014 8:28:55 PM     (No. 9982492)

What did the secretary do with all that money, was it deposited in AMTRAK accounts.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/27/2014 12:52:53 AM     (No. 9982693)

So, Chuck, what are you going to do about it ?

Disproves "It´s not what you know, but who you know" Looks like a twofer here.

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