Lobbying Questions Prompted Amtrak IG's Exit: Report

Law360, New York (March 28, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT) -- The former inspector general for Amtrak was not improperly fired from his job, but left his position due to questions over whether he inappropriately lobbied Congress for stimulus funds, U.S. Department of Transportation investigators said last week.

The March 23 findings from the DOT Office of Inspector General contradict previous reports from Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., which questioned whether former Amtrak inspector general Fred Weiderhold was illegally removed from his job for political reasons by DOT officials in June 2009....
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