Ex Amtrak employee gets year in prison in bribery scheme involving former execs at Milford company


A former Amtrak employee was sentenced to a year in prison for his role in a kickback scheme tied to former executives at a Milford commercial upholstery company.

Timothy Miller earlier pleaded guilty to charges that he received$20,000 as well as trips to Rehoboth Beach from First State Manufacturing in return for steering business to the Delaware company, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

According to court filings from about August of 2015 through June of 2017, Miller awarded more than $7.6 million in contracts in exchange for bribes of approximately $20,000 and other things of value, including trips to Rehoboth Beach.

Also charged in the case, according to the story were former First State executives John Gonzales and Scott Crothers.

First State is an upholstery company that provides cushions for Amtrak and other transit agencies as well as the military.

The scheme was uncovered after seats came to Amtrak with quality problems. Amtrak has operations in Delaware that include a facility in Bear that refits passenger cars.

The Inquirer reported that Miller received a shorter sentence in return for his cooperation in the case.

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Updated: Former Amtrak contract chief ‘s payoff case involves Milford company

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