Report: 10 workers facing arrest for signal inspection scandalBy
Transit’s ongoing signal inspection scandal may be coming to a head as 10 MTA workers are facing arrest, according to reports. As The Daily News first reported, eight signal inspectors and two “low-level” supervisors could be arrested as early as this week in an investigation related to the faked signal inspection reports. The workers will be arraigned tomorrow in a Manhattan court and with face felony charges of tampering with official records and a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct.
While MTA officials haven’t said much about the pending arrests or charges, union leaders are outraged that no one in management has been charged yet. “It’s astounding to us that the senior level bosses that orchestrated this entire charade, this entire issue that led to fraudulent signal inspections, have been untouched by the district attorney,” TWU President John Samuelsen said.
These arrests and any subsequent trial could be very explosive for the MTA. I’ll continue to follow this story.