Crime & Fraud

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February 15, 2018

Three Former Employees Found Guilty in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial

Three of the four former Pilot Flying J sales employees on trial for their roles in a fuel-rebate scam that defrauded trucking companies of millions of dollars have been found guilty.

February 1, 2018

Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial Winds Down

The trial of four former Pilot Flying J sales executives accused of defrauding trucking companies in a fuel rebate scam is coming to a close, with final arguments and deliberations scheduled for next week

December 7, 2017

Defense: Code Words Prove that Fraud Was Secret at Pilot Flying J

The defense in the Pilot Flying J fuel rebate fraud trial has attacked the notion that wrongdoing was an open secret at the company, pointing to the frequent use of code words between members of the sales staff, according to a report in the Knoxville News Sentinel.

December 1, 2017

Former Mail Hauler Ordered to Pay $3 Million in Fraud Judgement

A Mount Crawford, Va.-based trucking company that hauled United States mail and its holding company have been ordered to pay more than 3 million in owed money and driver pay restitution for a fraud scheme that lasted for 18 years.

November 28, 2017

Testimony: Fuel Rebate Fraud Was Open Secret at Pilot Flying J

In the ongoing trial of four former Pilot Flying J executives for their participation in a fuel rebate scam, recent witness testimony suggests a culture of openness existed about the fraud that appeared to be encouraged by top executives.

November 14, 2017

Emails Offer Glimpse Inside Pilot Flying J Fuel Rebate Scam

In the early days of the Pilot Flying J Fuel Rebate Fraud trial, a former sales director’s testimony and emails have given jurors a look at the fraud operation from the inside.

November 10, 2017

Former Pilot Flying J Employees Take the Stand in Fraud Trial

Former members of the Pilot Flying J sales staff took the stand this week to give testimony in the Pilot Flying J fraud case against four accused former executives of the company.

November 7, 2017

Pilot Flying J Fuel Rebate Trial Begins

The trial of four former Pilot Flying J officials accused of fuel rebate fraud started this week. The prosecution and defense offered opening statements in a Tennessee courtroom, with prosecutors painting a picture of an alleged culture of deceit at the company.

August 29, 2017

Clinic Owner Given 5 Years Probation for Invalid Trucker Medical Exams

The owner of a medical clinic was sentenced for his role in a fraud scheme involving false medical examinations of truckers and veterans.

July 25, 2017

Truck Driver Charged in Fatal Human Smuggling Operation

A truck driver has been charged for his alleged part in a fatal incident involving a trailer filled with illegal immigrants that was discovered in the parking lot of a Walmart in San Antonio.

June 20, 2017

Date and Location Set for Pilot Fuel Rebate Fraud Trial

A date and location have been set for the trial of former Pilot Flying J executives in a fuel rebate scandal alleging a conspiracy and scheme to defraud customers.

May 17, 2017

Virginia Trucking Company Execs Pleaded Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

In a plea bargain, Virginia-based Beam Brothers Trucking and its owners and top officers have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in a case alleging that they knowingly committed offenses against the U.S. and FMCSA regulations.

April 10, 2017

Two Plead Guilty in Michigan CDL Fraud Scheme

Two former Detroit DOT employees pleaded guilty for their roles in a CDL fraud scheme in Michigan.

April 5, 2017

Virginia Trucking Companies, Execs Indicted for Hours of Service Conspiracy

Two Virginia-based trucking companies and their executives have been charged with conspiracy, falsifying records, false statements, wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy related to hours of service and labor violations.

February 15, 2017

Two Detroit DOT Workers Charged in CDL Fraud Scheme

Two employees of the City of Detroit Department of Transportation have been charged with forgery and bribery related to a commercial driver’s license fraud scheme.

December 28, 2016

Drivers Must Get New Medical Certificates After Chiropractor Charged with Faking Exams

The FMCSA is notifying drivers who were given medical examinations by Anthony Lefteris that they have 30 days to get a new a Medical Examiner’s Certificate from a medical professional on the National Registry.

November 7, 2016

Truck Cargo Theft Figures Mixed, Overall Value of Heists Falls

Two new reports paint slightly different pictures of cargo theft, but there is no doubt the problem continues, especially in certain parts of the country and for specific types of freight.

August 3, 2016

Cargo Thefts Drop but Average Loss Rises

A new report reveals the number of reported cargo thefts in the U.S. fell during the second quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2015, but the average value of the heists increased, according to CargoNet.

July 7, 2016

Charges Dropped Against Fleet in Fatal Georgia Crash

Criminal charges have been dropped against Total Transportation of Mississippi in relation to a fatal accident involving one of its drivers that killed five people in April 2015.

June 15, 2016

Murder Indictments for Driver, Fleet in Fatal Georgia Crash

A high-profile truck crash in Georgia that led to increased calls for a collision-avoidance technology mandate has reportedly resulted in murder indictments for the truck driver and carrier involved.

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