Railway Whistleblower Shines Light on Project Short Cuts
A Honolulu railway whistleblower has come forward against his former employer. The brave whistleblower contacted the U.S. Department of Transportation and has filed a qui tam lawsuit. The former employee says that the Honolulu rail project his company oversaw produced hundreds of falsified change orders which added $20 million to the project.
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Honolulu Railway Whistleblower
The Honolulu railway whistleblower was a claims manager for an engineering firm. He oversaw change orders for the $9 billion Honolulu rail project. However, he said his company charged hundreds of change orders without the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s approval. Contractors didn’t complete the work, and the company pocketed the profits. The transportation department’s inspector general has contacted the whistleblower.
When the whistleblower notified his company about the abuses, they fired him. Now, he has filed suit. The entire rail authority is facing a criminal investigation since the City Council called for a forensic audit of the system since costs doubled in the past few years.
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