September 15, 2017
FTA Suspends Former Illinois Mass Transit Executive Director from Federal Contracting
On September 15, 2017, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) suspended Kami Miller from participating in Federal procurement and nonprocurement programs and proposed to debar her from further participation for a period of 3 years. Miller is the former executive director of East Central Illinois Mass Transit District (ECIMTD), based in Paris, Edgar County, Illinois.
On August 15 and 18, Miller was charged and pleaded guilty to mail fraud in U.S. District Court, Urbana, Illinois. She admitted that between 2009 and 2012, she utilized a ECIMTD credit card to make personal purchases, misrepresented them as ECIMTD expenditures, and caused them to be paid for with grant monies. Miller agreed that the loss amount was $20,489.67. ECIMTD, which received grant funds from FTA, serves the transportation needs of senior citizens, medical patients, and other underserved populations in Edgar County and surrounding areas.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Note: Exclusion actions (suspensions and debarments) are frequently for a specific period of time, and the System for Award Management (Sam.gov) should be consulted to find out whether a party is currently excluded.