Pete Yost of AP reports:
The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers, which the DEA could have lawfully obtained for free through a law enforcement network, The Associated Press has learned.
The employee was not publicly identified except as a “secretary to a train and engine crew” in a report on the incident by Amtrak’s inspector general.
Read more on AP The Big Story.
Now where are all those folks who kept insisting it’s soooo much better to ride Amtrak than to drive places?