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From 1995 to 2014, the Drug Enforcement Agency paid an Amtrak employee over $850,000 for access to passenger data. Despite the fact that Amtrak heavily relies on government grants, $1.3 billion worth in 2013, and a formal information sharing agreement would have been possible, the DEA circumvented official channels to gather information more discreetly. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevky has the details on the wasteful ways of the agency.