Owner of Wisconsin Dump Truck Firm Sentenced For Submitting False Statements on Federal Highway Contracts
On May 23, Darrell Kasner, owner of Kasner's Transportation, Inc., Aprin, Wisconsin, was ordered by a U.S. District Court judge in Madison, Wisconsin, to pay a $1,000 fine for making false statements to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) on payroll reports totaling $22,000 that he submitted for hauling services performed on a Federally-funded highway project near Winchester, Wisconsin. Kasner was also ordered to serve three months in jail and two years supervised release. He pleaded guilty on March 14 to charges of failing to pay two dump truck drivers local prevailing wages in 2002 and 2003 as required under Federal law. Kasner and his company were suspended by WisDOT after his October 2006 indictment. Federal suspension and debarment action is pending. This investigation was conducted with assistance from WisDOT.