TopNews

Former Trucking Company Operator Given 3 Years in Prison

May 15, 2015

SHARING TOOLS        | Print Subscribe

Dragan Simovski, the operator of Illinois-based Freedom Transportation was sentenced to 3 years in prison for his connection to an illegal double-brokering scheme. He was also ordered to pay $532,000 in restitution.

Simovski pleaded guilty in December of last year to wire fraud in connection with the scheme. He admitted that he and other individuals were involved in a fraudulent double-brokering scheme by falsely representing that Freedom would use its own trucks to transport freight, knowing that Freedom had no trucks.

Simovski entered into contracts with companies on behalf of Freedom promising to transport the freight and used information on the freight to find other companies to transport and deliver it.  Freedom would bill the customers for the jobs with Simovski and a co-conspiring broker pocketing the money.

The companies that actually carried out the work were never paid costing them approximately $532,000 in losses.

Comments

  1. 1. Darren [ June 11, 2015 @ 01:40PM ]

    It's scandals like this that hurt the credibility of honest trucking companies. Some say it's better to be an owner operator than a company driver, but cases like this make it difficult to trust. Here is everything you need to know about being an owner operator: http://www.ownerandoperator.com/seven-steps-to-becoming-an-owner-operator.php

 

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 2000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

Newsletter

We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.

GotQuestions?
sponsored by
sponsor logo

ELDs and Telematics

Scott Sutarik from Geotab will answer your questions and challenges

View All
GotQuestions?

Sleeper Cab Power

Steve Carlson from Xantrex will answer your questions and challenges

View All