March 11, 2015 - Industry News
Two separate reports show the number cargo thefts in the U.S. fell last year compared to 2013, but the average value of the heists increased.
Tags: Security, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, CargoNet, Crime
February 25, 2015 - Industry News
A California woman was sentenced this week to 63 months in federal prison for embezzling nearly $3.5 million from her former employer, a warehouse and trucking-services company.
Tags: California, Crime & Fraud
February 16, 2015 - Industry News
A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced by a federal court after pleading guilty earlier to charges of conspiracy to commit extortion in a household good moving scheme.
Tags: FMCSA, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Household Goods Movers
February 5, 2015 - Industry News
Two more people have pleaded guilty to charges in a widespread fraudulent Commercial Driver's License test-taking scheme in New York State, following a joint federal and state investigation.
Tags: Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Crime
The one-time head of the defunct Arrow Trucking has pleaded guilty to charges of tax fraud and faces many years in prison.
Tags: Arrow Trucking, Oklahoma, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, People
January 21, 2015 - Industry News
The former CEO of the trucking company USA Dry Van Logistics has pleaded guilty in federal court in Texas to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and six counts of wire fraud.
Tags: FBI, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, People
January 16, 2015 - Industry News
Guilty pleas from three people have been secured by prosecutors in two related cases in connection with commercial driver’s license test taking schemes in New York.
Tags: New York, CDL, New York City, Commercial Driver's License, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud
December 22, 2014 - Industry News
One man pleaded guilty to charges in federal court earlier this month in connection with a double brokering scheme, according to the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Transportation Department.
Tags: Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Brokers
December 9, 2014 - Industry News
A Kansas City, Missouri truck driver was sentenced in federal court on Monday for his role in a 14-year-long conspiracy to steal more than $1 million worth of trucks and trailers and their cargo.
Tags: Drivers, Missouri, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft
November 14, 2014 - Industry News
Two men pleaded guilty to charges on Nov. 10 in federal court in Philadelphia for conspiracy to commit extortion and aiding and abetting for their role in a household goods moving scheme.
Tags: FMCSA, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Household Goods Movers, DOT Inspector General
October 14, 2014 - Industry News
A former driver for a national trucking company pleaded guilty last week to charges, admitting he bribed employees in the Traffic Office at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia in order to obtain lucrative freight hauling business for a period of six years.
Tags: Georgia, Crime & Fraud
September 29, 2014 - Industry News
A federal grand jury in Kentucky had indicted three people with various trucking companies on charges they attempted to defraud customers.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Kentucky, Brokers
September 25, 2014 - Industry News
Travis E. Honaker received a sentence from a federal judge in Missouri of three years and one month in federal prison without parole and was ordered to pay $945,200 in restitution earlier this month.
Tags: Missouri, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Prime Inc.
September 24, 2014 - Industry News
The former comptroller for a Missouri carrier has been sentenced after being convicted for stealing $4.9 million from his employer.
Tags: FBI, Theft, Missouri, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Fraud, Crime
September 4, 2014 - Industry News
The owner of a company that provided assistance to truck owners in filing their paperwork and paying taxes has been indicted on several charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida.
Tags: Florida, Crime & Fraud, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax
August 21, 2014 - Industry News
The fraudulent employers promise to reimburse the “shipping assistants”, but no money is ever reimbursed. When questioned, the scammers claim to be affiliated with the brokers or carriers whose identities and logos they have hijacked for that purpose.
Tags: TIA, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, DAT, Brokers
August 14, 2014 - Industry News
A former financial management specialist with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was sentenced to prison late last month in U.S. District Court, Baltimore, Maryland.
Tags: FMCSA, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Fraud, Crime
July 22, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is warning carriers to be on the lookout for new fraud schemes as thieves try to get financial or banking information.
Tags: FMCSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Crime & Fraud
Why is the government filing charges against parcel delivery and trucking giant FedEx? That is the key question said the investment firm Stifel in a note to investors following FedEx disclosing last week it had been indicted by the federal government for allegedly engaging in unlawful distribution of controlled substances.
Tags: Law Enforcement, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, FedEx
July 15, 2014 - Industry News
A Memphis, Tenn., business owner pleaded guilty in federal court in Springfield, Mo. on Monday to his role in a cargo theft scheme that included a theft in West Plains, Mo.
Tags: Tennessee, Missouri, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft
May 29, 2014 - Industry News
The owner of a group of freight auditing and payment businesses surrendered Wednesday to authorities to face charges she operated them as a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme..
Tags: New Jersey, Crime & Fraud
May 28, 2014 - Industry News
A New York man was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday and ordered to pay more than $1.5 million in restitution for his role in a conspiracy that skimmed more than $1.7 million from trucking companies.
Tags: New York, Crime & Fraud
May 22, 2014 - Industry News
Recent departures of key people from the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J continue following the loss of its president earlier this week, according to published reports. Meanwhile, a federal investigation lingers in the background.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops
May 20, 2014 - Industry News
The owner of a Colorado-based moving company was sentenced earlier this month to nearly three years home confinement following him pleading guilty last year to charges of defrauding customers.
Tags: FMCSA, Colorado, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Fraud, Household Goods Movers, Crime, DOT Inspector General
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
An operations manager for California household good mover has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for participating in a “low ball estimate” scheme, as part of a more than 10-year federal investigation.
Tags: FMCSA, Florida, California, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Household Goods Movers
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