Semiannual Report to Congress #56 (April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017)
I am pleased to submit our latest Semiannual Report to the United States Congress. This report highlights the activities of our office for the six months ending September 30, 2017, pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended.
Throughout this period, our office continued to provide independent and objective oversight of Amtrak focusing on opportunities to improve its efficiency and effectiveness, and by detecting and deterring fraud, waste, and abuse. Notably, our investigative team participated in a series of complex health care fraud investigations, including two that were part of the largest-ever health care fraud enforcement action by the Department of Justice. Other investigative activities uncovered instances of criminal activity and misconduct by Amtrak employees and those doing business with Amtrak including conflicts of interest, procurement fraud, and thefts of Amtrak property.