Settlement Reached in Amtrak Bid Rigging Case

A settlement has been reached in a case involving three companies that were alleged to have engaged in bid rigging and inflated invoices for work performed by Amtrak.

The $466,500 settlement was announced by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and involved a Michigan-based electric company and two construction firms.

The bid rigging had been discovered by the Amtrak Office of Inspector General.

The firms involved were Tooles Contracting Group LLC, Commercial Contracting Corp., G&B Electric

In a news release, the U.S. Attorney’s office said those companies along with G&B President James Gierlach agreed to pay the settlement to resolve allegations that Gierlach, G&B Electric and Tooles engaged in bid rigging and inflating invoices for work performed for Amtrak

The work involved improving accessibility at Amtrak stations in Hammond, Louisiana; Beaumont and Alpine, Texas; and Little Rock, Arkansas.

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