Former VRT CEO gets 18 months in prison for bribery

ALEXANDRIA, VA (WUSA9) - The former CEO of Virginia Regional Transit was sentenced to 18 months in prison and required to pay a $50,000 fine for bribery concerning federally funded programs, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Mark McGregor, 63, of Charles Town, pleaded guilty in May for his role in a bribery scheme that caused $380,000 in loses to the U.S. government.

At the time, McGregor served as the chief executive officer of VRT, a not-for-profit organization that provides transportation throughout Northern Virginia. VRT is funded by federal, state and local grants.

McGregor engaged in a bribery scheme with the then-president of Mobile Auto Truck Repair, which provided repair services to VRT. Mobile Auto filed false invoices for weekly labor charges that McGregor approved. McGregor then received kickback payments from Mobile Auto, totaling $190,000.

He was also ordered to pay $380,000 in restitution, $380,000 in forfeiture.


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