Vermont Man Sentenced to Jail for Falsifying Documents Used in Drug Testing Transportation Companies
On July 10, 2012, Mounir R. Khouri was sentenced to 1 month of incarceration, 2 years supervised release, and $22,513.10 in restitution in U.S. District Court, Brattleboro, Vermont, for his involvement in a scheme to defraud transportation companies employing drivers subject to random drug testing.
Mr. Khouri, who did business as Mobile Testing Services, Inc. (MTSI), represented himself as a third party administrator (TPA), capable of assisting transportation companies in complying with USDOT regulations requiring that urine samples be obtained by trained collectors and shipped to licensed labs with a completed Control and Custody Form (CCF) for drug testing. Test results must then be reviewed by a Medical Review Officer (MRO), a licensed physician trained in substance abuse. However, in 2009, Mr. Khouri subverted the role of the MRO by completing the CCFs and giving test results which were not reviewed by an MRO. After Mr. Khouri's contracted drug testing lab stopped testing due to nonpayment, he prepared false CCFs for untested specimens, misrepresenting that the specimens had tested negative and billing his clients for services not provided.
This investigation was conducted with assistance from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.