MTA Official Busted in Alleged Kickback Scheme

Employee accused of looting MTA

A New York City Transit supervisor at the center of a bogus billing and kickback scheme has been suspended from her job.

The MTA inspector general and Brooklyn district attorney’s office believe 50-year-old Jaqueline Jackson has been cheating the cash-strapped organization by inflating a Brooklyn company’s bills and sharing the profits with the company’s owner, according to the Daily News.

AJI Records Retrieval, which NYC Transit paid about $1.5 million over the last decade to do pre-trial tasks, is the company with which Jackson allegedly had the shady dealings.

Investigators don’t know how deep the scheme goes, but they raided her home on East 46th Street and took away electronic devices and boxes of records, the paper reported. 

What tipped investigators off to Jackson’s alleged fraud? Jackson appeared to be living beyond her means, purchasing luxury cars, fur coats and flat screen televisions.

Jackson makes $83,000 annually, but she had flat screen TVs in virtually every room in her house, including the bathroom. She also reportedly had nearly half a dozen fur coats, a Mercedes Benz and a Lincoln Navigator, according to the Daily News.

Jackson’s lawyer told the paper that “time will prove her vindication.”

The MTA is working with investigators to get to the bottom of the alleged scheme.

"NYC Transit has been cooperating fully with the MTA Office of the Inspector General in the investigation of these very serious allegations and will continue to cooperate with the inspector general and the district attorney's office in their continuing investigation," MTA spokesman Paul Fleuranges told the Daily News. 

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