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Georgia Man Sentenced for Violating FMCSA Imminent Hazard Out of Service Order

On October 24 2014, Corey Daniels was sentenced 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). Daniels was sentenced to 12 months of probation.

Our investigations revealed that 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 an FMCSA compliance review which was conducted after a fatal crash in Alabama that killed seven State of Alabama prison guards. Subsequently, Lewis formed DDL Transport, LLC, which was ultimately placed under another order. In May 2012, Lewis pleaded guilty to violating the orders and was subsequently sent to jail for 90 days to be followed by 12 months supervised release.

At around the time he pleaded guilty and before his sentencing, Lewis obtained DOT numbers for Eagle Transport and Eagle Trans using the identity of friends, including Daniels, and failing to reveal his involvement to FMCSA as owner/operator of the companies. After reporting to Federal prison in November 2012, Lewis continued operating Eagle Trans with the assistance of Daniels and others.

This investigation was conducted with assistance from FMCSA and the Georgia Department of Public Safety.