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Georgia Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Violate an FMCSA Imminent Hazard Order

On January 21, 2015, Lacey Lewis 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, Lacey Lewis and others were criminally charged 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, Devasko Lewis, assisted by Lacey Lewis, attempted to circumvent this order by continuing to operate two other companies, Eagle Transport and Eagle Trans.

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