CHICAGO
07/06/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Phil Pagano Metra Scandal: At Sen. Durbin's Behest, Feds Increase Oversight Of Metra Spending

Federal officials are imposing stricter oversight on how Metra spends millions of dollars in U.S. funds amid allegations of possible financial irregularities by the commuter line's suspended executive director.

Federal Transit Administration chief Peter Rogoff said Wednesday that he has ordered extra scrutiny of Metra's ability to spend federal money while a misconduct investigation into longtime Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano is conducted.

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