crime

Two cargo theft rings busted in recent weeks

Law enforcement officials across the U.S. have been busy cracking down on cargo theft rings of late, and two theft rings have been busted this month – one in the Midwest and one in Florida.

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Four busted in fraudulent CDL scheme for unqualified Russian drivers

Four people have been indicted in a federal court in Orlando, Fla., on conspiracy charges related to the illegal production of Florida commercial drivers’ licenses.

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Dispatcher pleads guilty to defrauding brokers

A dispatcher pleaded guilty June 24 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud after an investigation by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General.

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Second cargo theft warning issued for holiday weekend, thieves expected to be active

FreightWatch International this week issued a warning to carriers and others in the freight supply chain urging them to watch out for cargo thieves during the July 4th weekend, citing an uptick around holidays in cargo theft activity.

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Truckers, beware: July 4th week ripe for cargo theft

Cargo Net posted this infographic with its warning, showing the top targeted commodities (food and beverage, electronics and metal) and the top states — California, Florida, Texas, Georgia and Illinois — from the July 1-7 theft data for the last three years.

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Truckers arrested at Calif. border for trying to smuggle in thousands of dollars worth of recycling

For the second time since February, California officials have arrested a trucker at the state border on charges of recycling fraud, after authorities caught them trying to sneak in $15,000 of aluminum and plastic.

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Trucking rap sheet: Another indicted in CDL test scam, investor pleads guilty in brokerage scheme

A South Carolina man has been indicted for giving CDL tests without being authorized to do so, and an investment company owner has pleaded guilty in a brokerage scheme.

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New York man sentenced to two years for CDL exam scheme

A New York man was sentenced earlier this month to 28 months in prison and three years supervised release in connection with a fraudulent CDL test-taking scheme.

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Trucking rap sheet: Owner-op gets life in prison following shutdown order, fraudulent CDL test schemers to pay $175k

An owner-operator has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in murdering a witness who was set to testify against him for violating an FMCSA shut down order. Also, sentences were made in the case of a CDL test taking scheme.

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Cargo theft data firms warn of potential uptick in theft activity during holiday weekend

Carriers and truck operators are being warned about the increased risk of cargo theft during the holiday weekend, as thieves become more active and loads go unattended.

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