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
March 10, 2014 - Industry News
The former owner and president of a Florida-based household goods mover has been sentenced in a scheme to swindle customers out of money, after it booked moves, then referred most of those moves to another company that charged higher rates.
Tags: Office of Inspector General, Household Goods Movers, Crime, Fraud
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
A former comptroller for a Missouri trucking company pleaded guilty last week to stealing more than $4.9 million from his employer and could face up to 30 years in prison.
Tags: Theft, Fleets, Crime, Fraud
February 26, 2014 - Industry News
Trial has been set for next year involving a household goods mover alleging hundreds of millions in fraud over shipments of military personnel belongings.
Tags: Investigation, Fleets, Litigation, Fraud
February 25, 2014 - Industry News
A little more than half a dozen lawsuits alleging fuel rebate fraud still pending against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J may be consolidated as soon as next month.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Fleets, Pilot Flying J, Litigation, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil, Fraud
January 27, 2014 - Industry News
The owner, operator, and president of East, St. Louis, Ill.-based Clark Trucking and Excavation was sentenced to 33 months in prison late last week.
Tags: Drivers, Missouri, Fleets, Fraud, Crime
January 21, 2014 - Industry News
One household goods mover and an affiliate have allegedly swindled millions of dollars from the federal government by submitting false claims about relocating military personnel, according to a recently disclosed lawsuit.
Tags: Fleets, Fraud, Investigation
December 27, 2013 - Industry News
As we look back at 2013, here's the second installment in our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry:
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Ford, Fraud
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
A woman has pleaded guilty to charges in U.S. District Court in Macon, Ga., for her involvement in a double-brokering freight scam. On Nov. 20, Pauline Robinson-Kirkland, of Donalsonville, Ga., admitted to mail fraud. She was indicted in July 2012.
Tags: Freight, Brokers, Fraud
October 30, 2013 - Industry News
After a few weeks of relative quiet, things have started heating back up between Pilot Flying J and trucking companies that are suing the truckstop chain over allegations it cheated trucking companies out of fuel rebates.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Fraud
September 29, 2013 - Industry News
In a complaint unsealed last week in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., 11 individuals were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud as part of an extensive scheme to let applicants for New York State commercial driver’s licenses cheat on required tests.
Tags: Drivers, New York, CDL, Fraud
September 19, 2013 - Industry News
Truck drivers supposedly knew of an alleged fuel scheme involving fraud in biofuels was going on but may not have said a word.
Tags: Biodiesel, Drivers, Taxes, Fraud
September 17, 2013 - Industry News
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas has announced two convictions resulting from a plan to defraud a lender out of millions of dollars.
Tags: GE Capital, Fleets, Fraud
September 9, 2013 - Industry News
The chief financial officer of a trucking company has received a sentence of two and half years in prison in relation to a $3.6 million check kiting scheme.
Tags: Ohio, Fleets, Fraud
September 4, 2013 - Industry News
Former trucking company executives Sergio Lagos, Aurelio “Jim” Aleman, and Oscar Barbosa were arrested following the return of a six-count federal indictment charging wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Tags: Fleets, Fraud, GE Capital
June 13, 2013 - Industry News
Two officials with Ohio-based Dart Trucking have been found guilty of bank fraud charges related to a $3.6 million check-kiting scheme.
Tags: Fraud, Fleets, Ohio
May 14, 2013 - Industry News
Schemes to defraud customers have earned officials with two trucking companies prison sentences ranging from a few months to several years, with one case in Missouri and one in Wisconsin.
April 10, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued two alerts, one about truck drivers being defrauded and another about the importance of protecting a motor carrier’s personal identification number.
Tags: FMCSA, Fraud
April 5, 2013 - Industry News
A trucker who refused to drive a truck he believed was unsafe is getting his job back in addition to lost pay, while another has been order to pay money back and has been sentenced to jail in a workers compensation fraud case.
Tags: Workers' Compensation, Fraud, Drivers
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