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Title: FMCSA Shuts Down Nevada Trucking Company
Start Date: 2/13/2015
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Las Vegas, Nevada-based JDJD Transportation, LLC, MC# 845676 DOT# 2432071, to immediately shut down following a federal investigation that revealed numerous widespread violations of critical safety regulations.

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Title: Pennsylvania Man Sentenced in Household Goods Extortion Scheme
Start Date: 2/13/2015
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On February 9, 2015, Mohammad Sabbar, aka Ali Sabbar, of Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to 60 months probation. He was also ordered to pay restitution of $1,500 to the U.S. Department of Transportation, OIG for monies used as undercover funds during the investigation. Sabbar previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit extortion for his role in a household goods moving scheme.

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Title: O.I.G. Initiates an Audit of D.O.T. cyber security response
Start Date: 2/10/2015
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The Office of Inspector General is initiating an audit of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) practices for handling cybersecurity incidents. Security incidents—from viruses to attempted network intrusions—can result in system malfunctions, and the loss, theft or alteration of data. Our audit objectives are to determine whether DOT has (1) effective monitoring in place for all its networks and information systems; (2) an effective process to detect incidents affecting Agency systems; and (3) established practices that reasonably contain, eradicate, and report incidents.

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Title: DOT OIG News Update: Fraudulent CDL Test-Taking Scheme
Start Date: 2/5/2015
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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.

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Title: South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty for False Statements on a FMCSA Required Application
Start Date: 2/3/2015
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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.

 

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Title: Four Georgia Men Indicted.
Start Date: 1/30/2015
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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 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.

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Title: Drug Tester Sentenced for Scamming Commercial Truck Operators
Start Date: 1/30/2015
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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.

 

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