As New York City Transit continues to investigate the signal inspection scandal that has plagued the authority for a better part of the last year, the latest pair to get the axe are a father-and-son team who used nepotism to their advantage. As Pete Donohue reports, Patrick Sohan and his dad of the same name were dismissed after a series of illicit dealings. The younger Sohan requested time off ostensibly to see his sick grandmother when in fact he was in jail for violating his probation. The elder Sohan signed off on the time-off request knowing full well where his son was heading. The Post broke that story earlier this week.
Meanwhile, investigators are looking into KJ McGinley Electrical Contracting, the company where the Sohans allegedly gained enough experience to work on the tracks. KJ McGinley has been, according to the News, “unable to provide any documentation, like a pay stub or tax form, proving their experience.” The MTA Inspector General and Manhattan DA have yet to decide if they will pursue criminal charges in the case, but this won’t be the last we’ll hear from the signal inspection investigations.