NY Trucking Owner Convicted of Deceiving FMCSA

Tony Kirik, former owner of Dallas Logistics, found guilty of submitting false documents to FMCSA to conceal negative safety ratings and company affiliations.

NY Trucking Owner Convicted of Deceiving FMCSA
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A federal jury has convicted a former New York trucking company owner of making false statements to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Let's unpack this case of regulatory deception:

Key Facts:

  • Tony Kirik (aka Anatoliy) operated Dallas Logistics in Rochester, NY
  • Company had millions in revenue despite "many safety violations"
  • Kirik faces up to 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine

The Scheme:

False Documentation Kirik submitted misleading documents during compliance reviews and safety audits to hide his company's poor safety record.

Shell Companies Created new businesses under family members' names to appear independent from his existing company with negative safety ratings.

Fictitious Ownership Falsely registered Dallas Logistics as being based in Dallas and owned by "J.Z." to conceal his involvement.

FMCSA Examiners' Findings

  • Discovered discrepancies in company registration
  • Uncovered that Dallas Logistics was a "reincarnation" of Orange Transportation Services
  • Conviction by federal jury
  • Sentencing scheduled for October in U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

What's Next? As the industry awaits Kirik's sentencing, this case may prompt increased scrutiny of company registrations and ownership structures by the FMCSA.

Source: FreightWaves

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