Tagged: Fraud

Even without a pandemic, U.S. trucking was looking at a tough time this year. When the year began, the industry was coming off a challenging 2019, when overcapacity and weak pricing forced at least 795 trucking companies to close. It’s important to note that a great many small carriers close every year. That’s because a disproportionate number of them are lightly funded, one-person operations. Still, closings last year were inordinately high, according to industry studies. 0

Feds Charge 11 With Staging Crashes

Feds Charge 11 with staging crashes following a widespread investigation into staged crashes targeting truckers and their insurance companies. In late August, the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Louisiana announced that 11 people had…

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Bottini Fuel Plead Guilty

Bottini Fuel of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., pleaded guilty to falsifying business records and agreed to pay more than $3.2 million in restitution and civil damages, the New York Attorney General announced recently. The criminal conviction…

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2 Indicted in Biodiesel Case

A federal grand jury for the District of Colorado has returned an indictment charging two Colorado business owners with conspiring to defraud the U.S., money laundering and filing false claims, according to Richard E. Zuckerman…

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