Washington Free Beacon: Chicago Transit Authority Sued for ‘Systemic Fraud’

We are pursuing this fraud lawsuit against the CTA because American taxpayers deserve accountability

Cause of Action Pursues Multimillion Dollar Fraud Lawsuit Against the Chicago Transit Authority After Justice Department Refuses to Intervene

CoA is pursuing False Claims Act litigation against the CTA for engaging in systemic fraud at the expense of taxpayers

Bloomberg News: Chicago Agency Overbilling U.S. Told to Change Mileage Claims

Read the full story here. Business Week “Cause of Action, a Washington-based research organization, in a report last week suggested the federal government was slow to investigate “Chicago-style fraud” at the authority because Transportation Department General Counsel Robert Rivkin held the same post at CTA from 2001 to 2004 and […]

Press Release: FTA Confirms Overreporting by the CTA

FTA Confirms Overreporting by the CTA Cause of Action’s Investigation Into Potential Fraud With Federal Grant Money Exposes CTA & the Department of Transportation   WASHINGTON – In the wake of Cause of Action’s investigation into potential fraud at the Chicago Transit Authority, new facts have emerged confirming not only […]

REPORT: A Bus Tour of Chicago-Style Fraud (Update)

The independent auditor whose report Cause of Action obtained and included in our original report, “A Bus Tour of Chicago-Style Fraud,” has decided to come forward and make his name public. Mr. Thomas Rubin is an outside auditor who was retained by the Illinois Auditor General in 2007. See our […]

Chicago Tribune: Report: CTA reaped millions by over-reporting bus mileage

Read the full story here. Chicago Tribune “The CTA has potentially inflated by up to $150 million the federal taxpayer money it received since as far back as 1982 by “fraudulently over-reporting” the number of miles CTA buses travel while in service, according to a new report by a little-known […]

Cause of Action Reveals As Much As $150 Million in Potential Fraud by the Chicago Transit Authority

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2012                                                                                                     CONTACT:  Mary Beth Hutchins, 202-507-5887     Cause of Action Reveals As Much As $150 Million in Potential Fraud by the Chicago Transit Authority Were Taxpayer Dollars Improperly Granted to Chicago’s Bus System?   WASHINGTON – Federal government accountability […]

REPORT: A Bus Tour of Chicago-Style Fraud

Cause of Action reveals its investigative report, uncovering potentially up to $150 million in taxpayer dollars that improperly went to the Chicago Transit Authority. See our full report, followed by our exhibits below: Bus Tour of Chicago-Style Fraud CTA-Exhibits