SamTrans Accused of Hiding Millions of Public Dollars

By Vicky Nguyen, Kevin Nious, and Jeremy Carroll : NBCbayarea – excerpt

SamTrans leaders decline to answer questions after insiders disclose a “second set of books” used to track how millions in public dollars were spent at the transit district.

A former SamTrans accountant has disclosed a second set of books he said the district used to hide millions of public dollars by logging fake and inflated expenses. The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit filed a records request to verify these claims, and uncovered more than a million dollars’ worth of expenses that had no back up… (more)