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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L.A. Transport based in Kentucky MC# 493775 DOT# 1272408 The MC# was revoked by F.M.C.S.A. on 9/4/07.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AOD Trans Port Inc. MC# 367877 DOT# 829704 The MC# was revoked by F.M.C.S.A on 5/19/03.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.

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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

Title: DOT OIG News Update: Fraudulent CDL Test-Taking Scheme
Start Date: 6/5/2015
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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.

 


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Title: Four Georgia Men Indicted.
Start Date: 5/26/2015
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O.I.G. Office of Inspector General of D.O.T. reports Four Georgia Men Indicted for False Statements and Conspiracy to Violate FMCSA Imminent Hazard Order. Please see the Press Release below.

 

On May 15, 2015, the U.S. District Court, Albany, Georgia, granted a motion filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office to dismiss the indictment charging Devasko Lewis with conspiracy to criminally violate an Imminent Hazard Out-of-Service Order issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The dismissal of the federal case was based upon the sentencing of Devasko Lewis on April 17 to life without the possibility of parole for the murder of a relative of a federal witness in Houston County, Georgia, Superior Court.

 

In January 2014, the Houston County, Georgia, District Attorney's Office charged Lewis with murder, attempted murder and aggravated battery. It was alleged Lewis conspired to murder Corey Daniels, a co-defendant in our federal investigation of conspiracy to violate the FMCSA Imminent Hazard Order. Daniels agreed to cooperate in the federal case against Lewis and shortly after he agreed to cooperate, an attempt was made on his life. Although Daniels was the actual target, in a case of mistaken identity, his nephew was killed at Daniels’ residence. Prior to the murder, Lewis had expressed his displeasure with Daniels’ cooperation against him in the federal case.

 

 On May 13, 2015, Lacey Lewis was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Albany, Georgia, to 24 months probation for conspiracy to violate an Imminent Hazard Out-of-Service Order issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). On January 21, 2015, Lacey Lewis pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Macon, Georgia, to conspiracy to violate an Imminent Hazard Out-of-Service Order issued by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

On October 24 2014, Corey Daniels was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Macon, Georgia, to conspiracy to violate an Imminent Hazard Out-of-Service Order issued by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Daniels was sentenced to 12 months of probation.

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Here are a couple links to an interesting article about murder, fraud and conspiracy all related to the trucking industry. The first article is from the Washington Examiner and the second is from The Telegraph.

Washington Examiner Article

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Title: Owners of a Brooklyn CDL Driving School Plead Guilty in Fraudulent CDL Test-Taking Scheme
Start Date: 5/26/2015
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Owners of Brooklyn CDL Driving School Sentenced to Forfeit $175,000 in Connection with a Massive Testing Fraud

 

On May 13, 2015, Ying Wai Phillip Ng and his wife, Pui Kuen Ng, were sentenced in U.S. District Court, Brooklyn, New York, for their role in a fraud scheme related to commercial driver's license (CDL) testing. The Court ordered the Ngs to forfeit cash and assets totaling more than $175,000 and sentenced Phillip Ng to 100 hours of community service. Previously in January 2015, Phillip Ng and Pui Kuen Ng each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to unlawfully produce identification documents. 

 The investigation determined that between 2001 and 2012, the Ngs cheated approximately 500 customers through the written New York Department of Motor Vehicles (NYDMV) CDL examination by nefariously providing the answers to their clients. Phillip Ng used a covert camera and pager system to feed answers to his clients while they took the exam. NYDMV issues CDLs in accordance with USDOT regulations. The investigation also revealed that many of the driving school's customers did not speak or write in English. 


On January 8, 2015, spouses Ying Wai Phillip Ng and Pui Kuen Ng, owner/operators of a commercial driving school, N&Y Professional Service Line in Brooklyn, New York, pleaded guilty to fraud in connection with identification documents. From approximately 2001 to 2012, the Ngs assisted customers in taking the written New York State (NYS) commercial driver’s license (CDL) examination by providing the answers to test takers. The NYS Department of Motor Vehicles issues CDLs in accordance with USDOT regulations. Many of the driving school’s customers did not speak or write in English. The school routinely provided certain customers with covert camera equipment prior to taking the CDL exam, which was viewed remotely. This enabled the defendants to provide the test answers to the customers through a pre-arranged pager mechanism. It is estimated that as many as 500 CDL applicants passed the exam as a result of this scheme.

As part of their guilty pleas, the Ngs agreed to be jointly and severally liable for a forfeiture money judgment in the amount of $125,000 in cash, forfeited assets of $50,645 in seized bank funds, and a 2004 Toyota Sienna used in the commission of the crime.

We are conducting this investigation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - El Dorado Task Force

 

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Title: Phony Trucking Cargo Insurance Fraud Scheme
Start Date: 5/15/2015
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May 6,2015

John Paul Kill of Norcross GA, the former operator of Appeal Insurance Agency, LLC, has pleaded guilty to a charge of insurance fraud. Kill collected over $3.7 million from nearly 800 trucking companies nationwide for fraudulent cargo insurance policies.

FBI Press Release

Title: Double Brokerer gets 3-year prison term
Start Date: 5/15/2015
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Dragan Simovski of Chicago Illinois, the former trucking company owner of Freedom Transportation, Inc, was sentenced to prison for illegal double-brokering and wire fraud charges.

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Title: South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty for False Statements on a FMCSA Required Application
Start Date: 4/10/2015
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On January 26, 2015, Arnold Williams pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Raleigh, North Carolina, for false statements on a commercial driver employment application.

 On April 6, 2015, Arnold Williams was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Raleigh, North Carolina, for false statements on a commercial driver employment application.

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