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Former FRA Inspector Sentenced for Falsifying Inspection Report

On March 21, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas sentenced Tremelle Sykes, a former hazardous materials inspector for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), to 12 months and 1 day of incarceration, 36 months of supervised release, $61,600 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment. On November 9, 2021, Sykes pleaded guilty to making a false statement when Sykes falsely represented that a hazardous materials inspection had been performed at a railyard company.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with assistance from FRA.