Officer of Amtrak Fraternal Order of Police Local Charged with Fraud

On May 25, Rocky DeFilippo, an Amtrak police officer and a member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 189, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York with one count each of conspiring to commit wire fraud and making a false financial statement in connection with his submission of a fraudulent letter to his employer, Amtrak. The letter had claimed prior police service for the purpose of collecting back pay and a salary increase totaling more than $45,000. The union is based in Metuchen, N.J. The charges follow a joint probe by Amtrak and the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.