Archives for October 2012

Data Quality Act Facts

Fact Sheet on DQA Complaint concerning the National Park Service After substantial inaccuracies were identified in two publications published by the National Park Service (“NPS”) regarding Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s (“DBOC”) alleged impact on the environment, thereby threatening the reissuance of their operating permits, Dr. Corey Goodman and DBOC owners […]

WGN TV: CTA made millions by inflating mileage

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 Sun-Times: Watchdog Group: CTA overstated bus mileage reports for decades

Read the full story here: Chicago Sun-Times Cause of Action’s report “A bus tour of Chicago-style fraud” alleges the CTA inflated the annual number of miles reported to the Federal Transit Administration for its in-service buses.   The group based its allegation on a 2007 audit in which it says […]

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