Former DOT Security Guard Pleads Guilty to Misusing Identification Card
July 29, 2002
Koshin Abdullahi, Everett, MA, formerly a contract security guard at RSPA’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, MA, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, in Concord, NH, to misusing official identification. Abdullahi failed to surrender his DOT identification card when he resigned in 1999. In May 2002, he displayed the identification card and a constable’s badge to police, claiming that he was a DOT law enforcement officer. Sentencing is scheduled for October. Measures are being implemented at the Volpe Center to prevent similar incidents in future. The case was investigated by the OIG with assistance of local police.