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N.Y. Man Sentenced in $1.7 Million Trucking Skimming Scheme

May 28, 2014

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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.

Dilshod Sidikov, aka “Dema”, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y., received 37 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering.

Twenty-six people have been found guilty of crimes related to the conspiracy.

Sidikov and other conspirators obtained account numbers and codes used by independent trucking companies to wire money to the companies’ drivers from February 2011 through November 2012, according to United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

This group, along with other unknown people, used electronic fund processing companies, such as Fleet One, Comdata, and TCH. They obtained account numbers and codes used by trucking companies to issue checks through EFPs, according to the indictment. These account numbers and codes were obtained without the knowledge or consent of the trucking companies. Prosecutors say the individuals then provided the stolen account numbers and codes via telephone calls or text messages to the defendants

The defendants traveled to truck stops in the Northern Ohio and elsewhere. Prosecutors said once at the truck stops, they posed as truck drivers, approached customer service counters, presented the stolen account numbers and codes, and requested checks from the EFPs.

Customer service representatives at the truck stops then processed the requests by sending the account numbers and codes via wire to EFP processing centers. The EFPs then authorized the requests and authorized the truck stop customer service representatives, via wire, to print checks for the defendants. They then endorsed the checks and cashed them at the truck stops, according to the indictment.

Prosecutors said from about February 2011to around November 2012, Sidikov and other defendants conspired to launder money by transferring the proceeds of this scheme overseas and then back to the United States.

Comments

  1. 1. Jan [ May 29, 2014 @ 05:28AM ]

    So how come Haslem with Pilot Travel Centers gets off. Maybe because his brother is a Politican?

  2. 2. haller [ May 29, 2014 @ 10:09AM ]

    Jan,, your 100% correct ! His brother owns Indiana.
    What country is Dilshod Sidikov from ? 37 months minus early release, good behavior, etc. big deal, no punishment at all.. The working class got screwed again. I say cut off his right hand and deport him. I know, that sounds a bit extreme and it is, that's my point. While I'm at it, lets close our boarders for a few years and stop the scum from coming to America "The Land of Opportunity",,,, we have enough scum of our own....

  3. 3. sofedupanddisgusted [ May 30, 2014 @ 07:06AM ]

    You are both soo right! Here in TN we have seen how crooked Haslem is and to have the nerve for both to say We did n't know this was going on and GOV say I have nothing to do with the business anymore. HOGWASH!!!! This guys so called sentence (?) is another slap in the face of the honest working people. And is this criminal going to a federal country club type prison? Deport him and ALL his cronie---even if any of them are citizens. We definitely do not need them here.

  4. 4. Deborah Lockridge, Editor [ May 31, 2014 @ 10:17AM ]

    The Pilot Flying J saga isn't over yet, folks. Some still expect to see more indictments.

  5. 5. dane [ June 04, 2014 @ 03:25PM ]

    I don't know about you guys but I would spend 2 years in fed pen for 1.7 million dollars....just sayin'

 

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