Crime & Fraud

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July 22, 2014

FMCSA Warning Carriers About Fraud Schemes

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.

July 22, 2014

Analyst Questions Filing Charges Against FedEx Over Drug Shipments

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.

July 15, 2014

Trucking Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Cargo Theft Scheme

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.

July 14, 2014

Pilot Flying J Reaches $92 Million Settlement With Feds

Truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has struck a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid criminal prosecution over allegations it cheated fleets out of fuel rebates, but the agreement does not mean individuals are off the hook.

June 26, 2014

Auditors OK Amounts Pilot Flying J Paying Back Customers

Auditors have signed off on truckstop chain Pilot Flying J's math in determining whether it correctly calculated what it owed trucking company customers in a fuel rebate program that has been the focal point of a federal investigation.

May 30, 2014

Pilot Flying J Sacks Sales Executive in Wake of Probe

The departures continue to add up at the embattled truckstop chain Pilot Flying J, with the latest involving a key sales figure, according to published reports.

May 29, 2014

Woman Indicted in $42 Million Freight Payment Scheme

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..

May 28, 2014

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

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.

May 22, 2014

Departures Continue at Pilot Flying J

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.

May 20, 2014

Colorado Household Mover Sentenced for Fraud

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.

May 19, 2014

Pilot Flying J President Reportedly Out

A high-ranking official with the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J is reportedly no longer with the company, some 13 months after it was raided by federal agents.

May 13, 2014

FMCSA Suspends Company, Owner from Drug Screening Services

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration early this month suspended a company and its owner from providing drug testing screening services.

April 17, 2014

Another Sentence in Long-Running Moving Scheme Investigation

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.

April 16, 2014

One Indicted for Falsifying Trucker Drug Test Results

A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Penn. early this month indicted one person in connection with a scheme to defraud trucking companies over drug test results of drivers.

April 16, 2014

Woman Sentenced in Double Brokering Freight Scam

A federal court has sentenced a Georgia woman after pleading guilty late last year in a double brokering scheme.

April 15, 2014

Fleet Owner Gets Light Sentence Over Bribing FMCSA Inspector

The owner of a Massachusetts trucking company got far less than the maximum penalty for attempting to bribe a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official.

April 10, 2014

Seven Lawsuits Against Pilot Flying J Consolidated

Seven lawsuits alleging truckstop operator Pilot Flying J cheated customers out of rebates from diesel fuel purchased have been consolidated into one.

April 8, 2014

21 Indicted in New York CDL Scheme

Twenty-one people were indicted in New York on April 2 for paying individuals to fraudulently provide them with answers to written commercial driver’s license examinations administered by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

March 24, 2014

New England Motor Freight Employee Charged in $6 Million Theft

A New Jersey man who worked for New England Motor Freight was charged Friday in an alleged scheme in which he stole $6 million from the trucking company to pay for what prosecutors say was a lavish lifestyle.

March 19, 2014

Trucker Pleads Guilty for Role in Cargo Theft Ring

A truck driver pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday for his role in a cargo theft ring that included a theft in West Plains, Mo.

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