Owner of transportation service sentenced for illegal operations
Posted June 1, 2016
On May 4, 2016, a Springfield, Massachusetts, man was sentenced to one year of probation and $3,300 in fines. Previously, on January 29, 2016, he was charged and pleaded guilty to 12 counts of illegally operating a transportation service in violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) safety laws.
The defendant employed drivers and operated a van service between Springfield and New York City. These companies were regulated by FMCSA. In 2012, FMCSA ordered the defendant to stop operating the transportation service after inspections uncovered numerous safety violations. In 2012 and 2013, the defendant continued to operate the van service even though he had been determined to be unfit to operate safely.
The defendant’s sentence also requires him to dissolve all business operations and to not seek broker authority or a Department of Transportation number. The defendant will not be permitted to maintain an ownership interest or managerial position with any FMCSA regulated entity.
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