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Title: Drug Tester Sentenced for Scamming Commercial Truck Operators
Start Date: 8/21/2015
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 On January 16, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) debarred Elizabeth Pope for a period of three years retroactive to August 6, 2014. In addition, FMCSA issued to Pope a Notice of Proposed Exclusion and recommended a 5-year Public Interest Exclusion from conducting business with the Department of Transportation.

On December 10, 2014, Elizabeth "Betsy" Pope, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pope, operator of Eastgate Laboratory Testing, a company that conducts drug testing for commercial vehicle operators and trucking companies in the Pittsburgh area was sentenced to 8 months house arrest, 4 years probation, and ordered to pay $109,000 in restitution.

 On August 18, 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), issued a Public Interest Exclusion that ordered Elizabeth Pope to cease all operations with the Department for a period of five years. OST initiated this action following the debarment order issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Pope formerly operated Eastgate Laboratory Testing, a FMCSA regulated drug testing firm.

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Title: California DMV employees traded cash for licenses
Start Date: 8/21/2015
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two defendants, including a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employee, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a scheme to sell commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) to buyers who never took the required tests. Four Other charged.

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security , U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Title: DOT OIG News Update: Fraudulent CDL Test-Taking Scheme
Start Date: 7/27/2015
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On January 26, 2015, Firdavs Mamadaliev pleaded guilty to Identification Documents Fraud and on February 2, 2015, Akmal Narzikulov pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit Honest Services Mail Fraud in U.S. District Court, Brooklyn, New York. In total, eleven individuals were indicted in October 2013, including Mamadaliev and Narzikulov, in connection with a widespread fraudulent Commercial Driver's License (CDL) test-taking scheme in New York State.

On January 21, 2015, Inocente Gonzalez and LaToya Bourne pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Brooklyn, New York, to conspiracy to commit Honest Services Mail Fraud in connection with a widespread fraudulent Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) test-taking scheme in New York State. In total, eleven individuals were indicted in October 2013, including Gonzalez and Bourne.

On January 12, 2015, Marie Daniel pleaded guilty in connection with a widespread fraudulent Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) test-taking scheme in New York State (NYS). Daniel was indicted, along with ten others in October 2013 by a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court, Brooklyn, New York.

 On May 14, 2015, Jose Payano (a/k/a Polo) was sentenced in US District Court, Brooklyn, New York, to 28 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release. The judge cited the threat to public safety as warranting the harsh sentence.

 On July 17, 2015, after a three-day trial, a federal jury found Joachim Pierre, Luc Desmangles, Tanael Daniel, Dale Harper, and Beayaeh Kamara guilty in U.S. District Court, Brooklyn, New York, related to cheating on Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) tests.


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Title: Multi-state cargo theft ring busted in Southern Indiana
Start Date: 7/20/2015
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New Albany – United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced the unsealing of a twenty-three count indictment charging eight individuals in an organized scheme to steal tens of millions of dollars in merchandise from shipments of cargo moving through the state of Indiana and elsewhere.

US Department of Justice Press Release

Title: Four in Florida Indicted in Fraudulent CDL Testing Scheme
Start Date: 7/13/2015
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On July 2, 2015, Ellariy Medvednik, Natalia Dontsova, Adrian Salari, and Clarence Davis, were indicted in U.S. District Court, Orlando, Florida, on conspiracy charges related to the unlawful production of Florida driver licenses and commercial drivers’ licenses (CDLs).

O.I.G. Press Release July 2 2015

US Attorney's Office News July 6 2015

Title: Owners and Dispatcher of Kentucky Trucking Companies Charged with Wire Fraud, Conspiracy, and Extortion
Start Date: 7/2/2015
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September 24, 2014

Owners and Dispatcher of Kentucky Trucking Companies Charged with Wire Fraud, Conspiracy, and Extortion

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June 24, 2015

Dispatcher of Kentucky Trucking Companies Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud

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Truckstop.com Security has compiled direct links to the following companies and this Alert.

L.A. Transport based in Kentucky MC# 493775 DOT# 1272408 The MC# was revoked by F.M.C.S.A. on 9/4/07.

AODD Transport Inc. MC# 437887 DOT# 1031918 The MC# is currently active on F.M.C.S.A.

AOD Trans Port Inc. MC# 367877 DOT# 829704 The MC# was revoked by F.M.C.S.A on 5/19/03.

WFO INC. MC# 521551 DOT# 1361292. The MC# is currently active on F.M.C.S.A but insurances is to be cancelled on 10/17/07

FIRST LOGISTICS INC.MC# 593667 DOT# 1605231. The MC# is currently active on F.M.C.S.A but insurances are to be cancelled on 11/25/07

United Inc. MC#616020 DOT#1676298

Transwest Carriers Inc of Kentucky MC# 624371 DOT# 1701037.

Interstate Lines Inc. MC#674363 DOT#1865208 of Lesage WV.

Title: South Carolina Man Indicted in U.S. District Court, Greenville SC
Start Date: 6/29/2015
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On June 9, 2015, Thomas Lindsey was indicted in U.S. District Court, Greenville, South Carolina, on charges of false statements related to the unauthorized administering of commercial driver's license (CDL) tests.

OIG of DOT Press Release

Title: Owner of Defunct Fullerton, CA, Bond Company Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud
Start Date: 6/5/2015
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On May 26, 2015, Bonnie Warren, owner of Oasis Capital, Inc. (Oasis), of Fullerton, California, pleaded guilty to wire fraud in U.S. District Court, Los Angeles, California.

O.I.G. Press Release