Tagged: Louisiana

3 enter pleas in trucking scam, a Louisiana insurance ring, dubbed Operation Sideswipe, "On Thursday, June 17, Danny Patrick Keating Jr., 52, a New Orleans-based personal injury attorney, entered a guilty plea to charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud..." 0

3 Enter Pleas In Trucking Scam

Three more participants in a Louisiana insurance ring, dubbed Operation Sideswipe — that targeted heavy-duty commercial trucks — pleaded guilty in June, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. One of the three is an…

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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