Motor Carrier Applicant Jailed for Wire and Mail Fraud
August 09, 2001
Sean Brinkley, owner of now-defunct Friendly Transportation, of Richmond, VA, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Norfolk, VA to 37 months in jail for attempting to lease and operate two commercial buses. Brinkley pleaded guilty July 2 to mail fraud charges. He previously pleaded guilty April 30 to wire fraud in the same case. Brinkley used a fax machine to submit false documents to R & J McMynn Leasing (a Canadian company) in order to lease and operate two "high-end" commercial buses for hire in the United States. Brinkley was also ordered to pay $112,583 in restitution. OIG investigated this case with the FBI.