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For immediate release: January 31, 2020

WMATA-OIG announces plea agreement

The following news release was issued by the WMATA Office of Inspector General.


Former WMATA employee Kirby F. Smith entered a guilty plea today (January 31, 2020) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Alexandria), WMATA Inspector General Geoffrey Cherrington announced.

Smith pled guilty to one count of 18 USC 209, supplementation of a government official’s salary, in front of the Honorable Judge O’Grady. Under terms of the plea agreement, Smith agreed to pay restitution to WMATA in the amount of $174,054.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 15, 2020.

WMATA-OIG is an independent and objective unit of WMATA that conducts investigations relating to WMATA activities. The office encourages anyone with information about improper or illegal activity to contact the OIG hotline at 888-234-2374 or via email at wmata-oig-hotline@verizon.net.