December 3, 2018
Iowa Transportation Broker is Sentenced for Bank Fraud
David Giannetto, the owner of the transportation brokerage, Professional Freight Sales Inc MC 375198 DOT 2225882 received the prison term after a May 23, 2018, guilty plea to one count of bank fraud.
Giannetto was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade. Giannetto was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment. He was ordered to make $872,065 in restitution his bank. He must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
November 18, 2018
New York Auto Transport Broker Ordered To Pay Restitution
On October 31, 2018, the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York ordered Gregory Sclafani to make restitution in the amount of $54,920.40 to various victims of his fraud scheme. Sclafani was previously sentenced on July 29, 2016, to 30 months’ incarceration, 36 months’ supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.
On July 29, 2016, Gregory Sclafani, an automobile transport broker, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Central Islip, NY, to 30 months’ incarceration followed by 36 months’ supervised release. The court will determine the amount of restitution after a hearing is held.
On March 31, 2016, Gregory Sclafani pleaded guilty to mail fraud related to a consumer fraud scheme in which he admitted to defrauding customers after they scheduled long distance auto shipments with his company, A USA Logistics. Previously, a Federal grand jury in Central Islip, NY, indicted Sclafani and charged him with wire and mail fraud.
On December 11, 2014, Gregory Sclafani was indicted on wire and mail fraud charges by a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court, Central Islip, New York, for defrauding consumers after they scheduled auto shipments with Sclafani’s company, AUSA Logistics.
November 13, 2018
Fraudulent CDL Testing Scheme
On October 26, 2018, Taras Chabanovych was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, to 60 days’ time served, 2 years’ supervised release, a $226,620 criminal forfeiture, and a $100 special court assessment. Chabanovych pleaded guilty on May 24, 2017, to an indictment that charged him with conspiracy to cause the production of fraudulent commercial driver’s licenses (CDL).
October 31, 2018
California DMV Employees Charged with Co-conspirators in C.D.L. Scheme
On September 14, 2018, Damanpreet Singh was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Sacramento, California, after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery. Damanpreet was sentenced to 24 months’ incarceration, 36 months’ supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.
On November 9 and November 16, 2017, respectively, the U.S. District Court, Sacramento, California, issued one information and three indictments related to a conspiracy to produce or obtain fraudulent commercial driver’s licenses (CDL). The following individuals were charged: Donald Freeman, Jr., Juan Arturo Arroyo Gomez, and Shawana Denise Harris; Jagpal Singh, Jagdish Singh, Tajinder Singh, and Parminder Singh; Ruvila Lima and Poya Khanjan; and Rahim Mahboob. Coconspirators Lisa Terraciano and Kari Scattaglia pleaded guilty on November 1, 2017.
On November 3, 2017, Lisa Terraciano and Kari Scattaglia, employees of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Sacramento, California, related to their roles in a conspiracy to sell Class A commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) without the buyer having to take or pass the required tests.
October 15, 2018
Fraudulent CDL Skills Testing Scheme
On October 2, 2018, Derrious Dillon was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Jackson, Mississippi, to 24 months’ imprisonment, 12 months’ supervised release, a $1,500 partial fine, and a special assessment of $100 for his role in a fraudulent commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills testing scheme. Dillon previously pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft on January 9, 2018.
On January 9, 2017, Derrious Dillon pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Jackson, Mississippi, for his role in a fraudulent commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills testing scheme. Specifically, Dillon pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft.
August 11, 2017
Truck and Trailer Missing
A 2015 Volvo VNL64TRACTOR and 2016 CIMC Cool Globe R8000 trailer went missing July 7, 2017. The load of potatoes originated in Atlanta, Georgia and was headed to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is believed that the truck and trailer have been separated with the trailer near Pennsylvania and the truck still in Georgia.
BKNY Transport Inc., has offered a $200 reward for their missing truck and trailer.
The truck is white with a “Ryder” sign on it. The company truck number is 352165 and has Indiana license plates 2562589. The trailer is also white with “COMPASS” sign on the trailer. License plate is from Illinois , 560580.
BKNY last had contact with their driver on July 8, 2017.