Thursday, June 25, 2009

I.G.-Gate, Amtrak Branch, Part 2

This stuff is getting serious.

Officials of Amtrak have "systematically violated the letter and spirit of the Inspector General Act," Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) charged Thursday, making public a 94-page legal report prepared at the request of the Amtrak inspector general who resigned suddenly a week ago

...Amtrak vice president and general counsel Eleanor "Eldie" Acheson -- a close friend of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton -- had been involved in several of the disputes between the money-losing passenger rail service and the IG's office.

Ms. Acheson, daughter of the ex-Sec/State, was also a lobbyist on GLBT issues prior to joining Amtrak.

HT: AmSpecBlog

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