Georgia Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Violate an FMCSA Imminent Hazard Order
On January 31, 2014, Corey Daniels pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Macon, Georgia, to conspiracy to violate an Imminent Hazard Out-of-Service Order issued by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
On May 14, 2013, Daniels and others were indicted in conjunction with this scheme. In October 2008, Devasko Lewis, doing business as Lewis Trucking Company, was placed under an order to cease all operations due to serious violations discovered during a FMCSA compliance review conducted after a fatal crash in Alabama that killed seven. However, Lewis, assisted by Daniels, attempted to circumvent this order and formed Eagle Transport and Eagle Trans using Daniels’ identity, failing to reveal their involvement to FMCSA as owner/operators of the companies.
We are conducting the investigation jointly with assistance from FMCSA and the Georgia Department of Public Safety.